After a hard day it is always a good idea to end with something beautiful and as always Cindy Knoke provides the perfect images to enjoy…snowy egrets.. stunning photography as always
in full courtship display,
dance on the top of tall thorn trees,
and sing their peculiar courtship songs.
They seem to get ignored a lot,
but their efforts must work,
judging by the hundred or so tree-top nesting females.
Egrets dance, sing, and nest, on trees with formidable thorns, to keep less talented predators away.
I found this recording on you tube of the egret’s most peculiar courtship song. It is much louder in person with many birds courting, dancing and singing, at the same time. ( Thank you Kim DeGiulio Goecke, who I do not know, who accurately recorded their songs):
Cheers to you from the dancing and singing tree-top birds~