This series is from our Dances with Grebes trip in early May where we drove to Manitoba and back in search of mating Grebes among other migrating species. These are Western Grebes and they will often wrap their necks around each other, share food and then dance together as part of their mating ritual.
Excellent series. I like them all with different birds species. I love the main with the grebes in synchronize swimming position on their mating dance. I like very much in the series #3 of the greater yellowlegs in flight, love the details of the bird and the bokeh.
Another vote for No.3 !! To be honest I'm not generally all that into bird photography as such, but no.3 strikes me as a great photo - as much for the background as the subject - if that makes any sense.
A wonderful series of different species of birds. I like them all. The main shot is has a great timing and is amusing with the photo title. Another favourite of mine is also #3. Well done!
Wow! You get i!. I am so envious as every time I am at Bear River NWR in Utah the mating is over or has not begun yet. I have seen them once wrapping their necks, but no running on the water. After the chicks are hatched they go out on the parent backs for a feeding cruise. While one parent carries the checks the other dives and brings back food to share, it is really adorable. Excellent series, but the main tops them all.
The title is perfect, The image is so cool!! Their mating dance is awesome...and you drove all the way to Manitoba. The fellow that was running the local camera club the last time I attended was big on dancing grebes. He organized a successful grebe mating trip to Klamath Falls a couple of years ago. Your image makes me want to get active with the group again. I love the detail and reflection of the Avocet. #3 is another wonderful image of a bird in motion! I do love birds in flight. Is it a Sand Piper? The forth image is nicely framed, I think it's our state bird, a thrush. I also tried to find images that matched your mating pair, the closest I could come was a Kestrel, but I think kestrels are smaller than your pair.