Day 245 — Bird Courtship — Haibun Journey Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty is bird courtships. I was listening to some music and it made me think of the greater frigate bird ruffling his wings and blowing up his red gular. This is part of it’s courtship ritual. Then I watched a you tube video of the birds of paradise mating ritual and then a compilation of bird mating rituals. It was a spectacular display of beauty and funny antics.

greater frigate male
ruffles outstretched feathers
gular pouch inflated
weaving head and clacking bill
as female flies overhead