I saw something the other day that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before …
I was standing in my kitchen after having just fed our dog. I was waiting for her to finish eating and then I was going to take her outside to do her business. As I waited for her I stood looking out my kitchen window into the backyard.
As I gazed out I noticed two birds on the electrical wires leading to our house. One bird was on the top wire and the other was below it on the second wire. The second bird flew up and looked like it was trying to land on the first birds back. He only did it for a few seconds and then he’d fly down to the second wire for a few more seconds before repeating his move.
It only took me a few seconds of seeing this odd repetitive behavior to realize that the birds were mating. LOL
It certainly didn’t look like a very safe place to mate! I kept thinking that both birds were going to fall off the wire each time the male landed on the females back for a few seconds. Hmm I wonder if they have life insurance quotes for birds? It looked dangerous … but, hey, maybe these birds were thrill seekers.
I guess the male visited the female about 10 times before he flew off into another yard. The female waited around on the electrical wire for a few minutes before she flew off in the opposite direction.
No cuddles for them!
I felt a little bit like a voyeur watching their intimate moments, but hey … they were right out in the open. Have you ever seen birds on a “wire”?