Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Love is in the air!
  

Love is in the air!

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by Nina_Stavlund from Ottawa CA on 12 May 2018
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The bonding process is very important for all birds, whether they mate for life or not. This pair of Cedar Waxwings was doing the "hopping dance", which is passing a berry between them while hopping back and forth. Successfully passing the berry between them, they have accepted each other and will stay monogamous throughout the breeding season. The pair might have two broods with as many as 10 chicks altogether.

  • Camera: NIKON D500
  • Focal: 370 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.0008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6
tagged: bird spring fling love bonding pair cedar waxwing wildlife nina stavlund

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Holly Ranville posted 2018-05-16 6:00am

Great Shot!!

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chris1 posted 2018-05-14 10:00pm

Beautiful shot Nina and great story. Nice to learn something new.

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