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Valentine’s Inspiration 14 #birding

Today’s final bird was a tough choice. Do I go with the Moonwalking Bird? But that’s been linked to to death. Then there’s the Lyrebird but again, that’s a bird that’s made the rounds on websites. I wanted something special. And then I found it from both Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic.

This [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 13

And now, something special for those foot fetish people out there: the blue-footed booby. With these birds, it’s all about the size and impressiveness of their…feet.

Valentine’s Inspiration 12

Let’s check out one of the rarest parrots on the planet for some Valentine’s Day pointers and tips. Males walk high on top of a hill, furrow into a little ditch and then booming out a low register call to attract a female. Because there are so few kakapos left there are breeding programs and [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 11

This is how old pair bonds do it. The male blows out his giant throat balloon while making belching noises. Normally, I’d warn against doing this, but Magnificent Frigatebirds are well populated so it must lead somewhere:

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Good things can come in small packages and in the case of the incredible hummingbird known as the marvelous spatuletail, it should give hope to anyone who worries they are too small to attract a mate:

Isn’t that incredible? It’s almost as if the bird is a computer generated image! Can you believe there are [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 9

Today’s Valentine’s Day inspiration comes from one of the coolest ducks in North America: The Ruddy Duck! Their display shows that there is truly someone for everyone. If you need to renew that spark or pair bond with your partner, this might be something to shake things up to epic proportions. Find a pool [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 8

And let’s look to the lovely, pink of the Chilean flamingo for today’s Valentine’s Day inspiration. Sometimes, a quirky little dance is all that’s needed to make your partner smile and keep that pair bond alive.

Speaking of flamingos, did anyone see Disney’s Crimson Wing?

I have no idea if I will ever make [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 7

Once again, we look to Sir David Attenborough for bird inspiration for hot moves on Valentine’s Day. This time, we’re watching one of my favorite courtship rituals: albatross. Below is a video for waved albatross:

My goodness, the first part was getting me a tad hot under the collar–such tenderness with such sharp beaks! Then [...]

Valentine’s Inspiration 6

Today, we go to Sir David Attenborough and look to the 12 wired bird-of-paradise for inspiration for Valentine’s Day. In this daring display, it’s all about knowing what your partner needs. Some prefer something beyond the usual flowers and chocolates. They desire more than the holding of hands, they want you to take the [...]

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Brace yourself, this one is a little…on the kinky side.

I’m not sure how much inspiration one should take from the video of the courtship of a species of bird called a tragopan a small horned pheasant native to Asia. I’ve never seen one of these in my travels but now I kind of want [...]