2013 Project 365
Project 365/247 – Courting We Will Go
Red Checked Cordon Bleu
A short post today as the day is getting long and there are things I still need to attend to.
I knew this visit to Florida was going to be difficult, so I wanted to take a mental health break before diving into real life. Stopping by the butterfly exhibit at the University of Florida for a short while I enjoyed the beauty of the rainforest.
This lovely little blue bird, which I don’t remember the name of, is a bird of Africa. He was hoping to get lucky with a girl and had a piece of nesting material that he was courting her with. Looking around for her, he kept hoping for the best.
She flew in and he began his display. “Hey ! I’ve got nesting material..interested?” He would do this little backward hop dance, almost like moon dancing. Hop, Hop, Hop…Hope, Hope, Hope…
She showed little interest, but he kept following her with that little stick. Waving it around, trying to get her attention. Then she flew off, leaving him with just the stick.
He flew off after her to another spot and tried the stick dance again. She flew off once again. I saw him shortly after on a tree next to her without the stick. The poor boy, at least he tried!