Sunday, June 5, 2011
Red Winged Black Birds and Mother Leaches
The male perched in the top of the nearest tree and scolded any one who came close, while the female selected the best pieces of nest material for her interior decorating.
The female has to sit on the nest and not be seen by predators, so she has colors that blend with the surroundings.
I will try to get pictures of the nest as the eggs and then babies hatch and grow.
The babies stay on the mother leach's underside. So I poured some pond water into a casserole dish and took these pictures from underneath looking up through the glass bottom.
Don't tell the cook.