Western Grebe Behavior – Probable Preliminary To The “Weed Ceremony”

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Western Grebes exhibit two incredibly complex courtship behaviors, the Rushing Ceremony and the Weed Ceremony. I believe the behavior I photographed yesterday morning to be a preliminary to the Weed Ceremony. […]

Ruddy Duck (and a video clip that’ll get your attention…)

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Behaviorally the Ruddy Duck may be the most interesting (and amusing) waterfowl species in North America. Its nesting customs are curious to say the least, its courtship rituals have been described as ludicrous and the electric blue bill of the breeding male is unique. […]