I recently posted about the new birds I was introducing into the Haven Last week I finally opened the cage for them. It caused a little consternation to begin with as first the female Euphonia peeped out
and then the female Twinspot
Of course the male Euphonia couldn't keep away
and even the male Twinspot plucked up the courage to come and take a closer look
With very loud encouragement from the male, the female Euphonia flew out of the cage, all of a rush and landed very ungracefully in the nearest bush. She looked rather startled by the whole thing!
It would be several more hours before the female Twinspot would take the plunge. But eventually, with gentle coaxing from the male, and numerous gifts that he bought for her!
She too eventually left the cage.
The first week of free flying is always the most nerve racking, you never know if the birds are going to get exhausted or panic and fly into a wall or one of the ponds. I left the cage in the Haven for a full week after they had vacated it but, thankfully, there were no mishaps.
And now? Well, as expected the Euphonias were very quick off the mark in pairing up, a couple of days ago I found them mating very loudly and enthusiastically! (No photos, this is a family friendly site :) )
The Twinspots are far more discrete and well mannered! But I think it would be fair to say that the pair bond is strong.............
1, 2, 3 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Photo Credits - CJT
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