The little male partridge (also called a grouse) makes a lovely display of fanning out his tail feathers when trying to attract one of the two females as a romantic partner.
The female birds are ignoring him or maybe just playing hard to get.
He is puffed up twice his size and strutting around.
Although the partridge, in his frenzied romantic state, has the most fanned out tail I have in my photo folder, the blue jays and brown-headed cowbird make a calm display of their tails. They are more interested in the seeds on the ground than looking for a partner.
The Great Blue Heron has long legs and a short tail. He shows it as he flies off across the river.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
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