Haith's Wildlife Blog
Alone at last, the couple turn into contortionists! A pair of Robins don’t so much dance as strike poses, often involving bending their bodies into yoga like positions. It is wonderfully weird, but it doesn’t last long before they move on to the “Feed Me” routine.
It is in spring that we realise that `robins certainly haven’t exhausted themselves by singing day and night throughout the winter. If anything, they have been saving themselves for a burst of activity.
You probably haven’t got a garden pond big enough for a pair of swans to do their pas de deux, but even a mini wetland may appeal to a pair of Mallard. Unfortunately, Mallard courtship isn’t exactly...
In spring, potential partners display to each other, with the male invariably taking the lead. Some displays are amongst the most bizarre and beautiful sights in nature.
Males sing to proclaim their territory –announcing to other males that “this is my patch” – and also to attract a mate.