folkloricfeel: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher at Rondeau Provincial…


Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher at Rondeau Provincial Park.

The best thing about this photo, which you wouldn’t necessarily notice unless you were looking for it: This gnatcatcher is wagging its tail from side to side. That’s why the tail is cocked way off to the side like that, and maybe accounts for the tail being a little blurry toward the end (though I guess that also could be an effect of the narrow depth of field).

Gnatcatchers are constantly wagging their tails from side to side. It’s kind of adorable. Also: They make a sound that I describe during docent outings as “like an angry kitten.”

How could you not love a bird like that?

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Tags: blue-gray gnatcatcher, horizontal tail-wagging, angry kittens, adorableness.

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