Thursday, May 12, 2022


 Sometimes bird pictures are beautiful...but sometimes they're funny. Especially since, after watching Purple Martins nest for hours, I'm pretty sure I've started to understand Martinese.

And here's a few things I've learned about Purple Martins:

They're really particular about their neighbors:

There's also some debate whether "I saw it first" or "I called it" is the best determination of ownership.

I'm sorry to report that the concept of "gracious winner" is completely lost on them.

But overall I've learned that, as in most species, you can only push the female so far...

At which point Martin wisely remembers he needs to see a man about a worm...

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