I was sitting in the backyard with my Nikon artillery piece, watching the bird feeders when I caught this scene.
The camera focused on the sparrow in the foreground, but the drama was playing out in the couple behind him.
When male birds are courting, sometimes they will feed their girlfriends as a show of affection and support. I've seen this a couple of times lately where an adult female will go into the baby bird dance in front of her boyfriend, fluttering her wings so he will feed her. It's really charming. She was in the middle of the act when I shot this one.
I've been too busy lately to have time to sit out by the feeder with the camera for long and I haven't set up a video camera to capture the action, but at least I was able to get that one, even if it's a bit fuzzy. I had no idea the females did that. Way cool.