Birds Mating
Birds pair up.  Males display unique colors or behavior during courting to attract the desired female.  They may posture, puff up, spread and flap wings, bow and stretch, preen one another, and even do loop-the-loop in midair in courting.  Males will fight other males away. As they come together to copulate, there will be moments of excitement as well as moments of tenderness.
Eagles
Mating

Osprey
Mating

Photos by Mervyn Hurwitz
   
Fulvous Whistling Ducks
and Anhinga pair in a
 Tender Moment

Great Blue Herons Mating Photo by Marcia Specht
Bald Eagle
Pair
Thanks to the Coral Springs Camera Club for their contributions to the photos on this web site.
Photos not credited for birds mating (Fulvous Whistling Ducks, Anhinga, Muscovy Ducks, and Eagles) are by Laura A. Edwards.
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