Published On: Mon, May 6th, 2019

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PRIVATE DANCER: TRICOLORED HERON

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Watch what happens as a single Tricolored Heron in breeding plumage dances for an hour before me:

Tricolored Heron, private dancer

PRIVATE DANCER

 

Feathers unfurl

Heron twirls

 

Wings shade

Shadows made

 

Circular dance

Upright prance

 

Body lunges

Spear plunges

 

Neck curls

Water swirls

 

Circle again

Same refrain

 

Watery ballet

Captures prey

 

Fish catch

Perfect match

 

Hour’s dalliance

Nature’s balance


 


 

BEAUTY PURSUES IN NATURE WHETHER YOU BEHOLD IT OR NOT. GO BEHOLDING!

 

DISCLAIMER: References do not agree on details about these species:

 

Sal a Pajarear Yucatan, Birds & Reserves of the Yucatan Peninsula, A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

 

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan.

Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, ©Cherie Pittillo

 

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