Project 365/247 – Courting We Will Go

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography

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.

gville11sep13-9185She 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…

gville11sep13-9186She showed little interest…

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