If you read this blog, it is almost certainly not lost on you that I love insects (particularly bees), but truth be told, I got into ecology because of my love for birds. I still love birds, and I keep a life list (although I’m not a hard core twitcher like some I have known).
The problem with birds, in terms of blogging, is that I don’t have the equipment to photograph them well. Telephoto lenses are far more expensive than macro lenses (and I got the macro lens for my work, so I had an excuse to spend that money).
BUT, today I am driven to post about them because dancing. Most bird dancing is to attract female attention but many birds groove without mating in mind. Here’s a compilation of some of my favourite birds that get down, feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.
Buff-rumped warblers (Costa Rica):
Wilson’s Phalaropes (we actually know why these guys twirl; it’s to stir up food that they can pick out of the water):
Willie Wagtail (Australia):
Spotted Sandpiper (twerking, even the babies!):
American Woodcock (awww yeah, groove!):
And of course parrots of all sorts, here’s a cockatoo with serious style (quite a bit better than the original in my opinion):