Interrupting Gull!

Knock-knock!
Who’s there?
Interrupting Gull.
Interrupting Gull wh-
BRAWWWWWWWK!

Click here, for the interrupting gull!

I was trying to tape a male house finch doing his mating dance — it’s quite pretty, and there’s a little whistling song that goes with it — but this gull had other ideas. Gull, you’ve had your fun. There’s photographic evidence of you having your fun, all over this blog. Now, let someone else have a go!

A still shot of the finches doing their dirty bird dance.  In this case, the male was rejected:  the female stood with her back turned, for a while, then pecked his face and flew away.  Later, she accepted the courtship of what appeared to be a larger, redder male.  (Ouch.)

A still shot of the finches doing their dirty bird dance. In this case, the male was rejected: the female stood with her back turned, for a while, then pecked his face and flew away. Later, she accepted the courtship of what appeared to be a larger, redder male. (Ouch.)

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