Just taking a rest from all this courting business…and, of course, checking out your productivity!!!
I do believe you are spying on me..! A beautiful little Dunnock, and it’s mate, has taken up residence in our garden! I am blown away to discover a breed of bird I had never heard of before, and also, that they have chosen to use our garden as a mating/playground! I feel exhausted just watching their courtship rituals and dances!!
At first, I thought it was a sparrow, though it’s behaviour is completely different and it’s certainly not shy about sharing its fun!!!
A brief moment of catching their breath!! As I stitched merrily away on my latest creation, I was, time and again, distracted by a pair of flitting birds doing the most twitchy little dance on a couple of our garden chairs, right outside my workspace! (The chairs are positioned so as not to let our dog keep nosying at our neighbours whilst the fence panel is down due to their renovations.) The first couple of sightings led me to think we had a couple of sparrows, but, after their continued antics around the garden, I knew they must be another type of bird! So off I went to investigate my poor photography! (Pics taken through the windows of my conservatory)
In comparison, sparrows are quite sedate, I’d never seen such a courtship display!!!….to find out more about the why’s and wherefores….
I believe this to be the male of the species…purely because of the other one dipping and tipping it’s tail so much for courtship…but, He does seem to be interested quite a lot on what I’m making too!!!
I’m looking forward to seeing their imminent offspring as well in a few more weeks!