Friday, April 29, 2011
ROMANCE, PASSION AND SEX!!! WOW WHAT A BLOG!!!!!
Today is the day of the royal wedding, a day of romance. I am reading where people are saying that after seeing the ceremony, they are very emotional. So I thought today should be about love, passion and romance. But in the world of birds, like the songs says. 'Bird do it, they fall in love!!!' In particular, we will be getting a bird's eye view of the courting of an egret. Every year in the spring, the male egret arrives at his favorite nesting site which is many times a watering hole. This is usually a place where he has been lucky in love before. He will get high up in a tree and wait for the females to arrive.
When they do, he will start acting all puffy and excited, preening himself and basically showing off. He
will keep trying to get the female's attention.
Because it is spring and he is looking for love, his lores, which is the spot between his bill and eyes will turn from yellow to green and he will grow plumes that are really beautiful. He will then fly around spreading his wings and showing off his sexy self.
Any of this seem vaguely familiar to you?? It's all to attract the female, to encourage her to come over
and sit for a while and get to know each other.
Can't you just hear the conversation?
Don't be shy come over here, into the light.
So have you been here before?
No this is my first time.
Really, first time, well that's interesting. I love your plumes very attractive.
Why thank you!
Do you want to leave with me and go back to my place?
I don't think I should, I'm not like that, we just met.
No, I understand but this place can be dangerous for a pretty, little egret like yourself.
Sure, lots of mean characters around here, look down there.
Over in the corner. See those two, their names are Al and Crok, they're really mean.
Oh, they don't look so mean; kind of lazy and tired.
Don't get to close. They will put the bite on you!
Come on, you're trying to scare me, my friends told me about you!
Me, trying to scare you? I would never do that to you. I really care for you. Look, right there here comes the big guy, their leader, WATCH OUT!!!
OM MY GOD!!!! Okay, let's go to your place, now, please!!
Off they fly to his place, a nesting site: where love takes over (this is x-rated stuff coming up so if any children are in the room or any really lonely guys, send them out of the room.)Can you here Frank's voice in the background singing, "Some Enchanted Evening."
When this act is over, ( the best 20 seconds of her life), (at least that is what he will tell his friends),
they start building the nest. Yup ladies, they have sex and as soon as it's over, he puts her to work!!!
But in all honesty, he is doing a lot of the work also. He leaves the nest and picks up branches and twigs and flies them back to her. She then incorporates them into the nest.
Now their life as parents is about to start. Next week, we will show you the next step. We have some images of chicks less then 24 hours old. Hope you all have a romantic weekend.
Remember to be careful out there!!!