The life of a bird contains a lot of drama around territory, protecting babies, executing water takeoffs and landings, and a host of other everyday events.

Great-Tailed Grackles Facing Off

Great-Tailed Grackles Facing Off

Standoff

Standoff

Male Hooded Merganser Neck Stretch

Male Hooded Merganser Neck Stretch

Courtship Display Head Toss

Courtship Display Head Toss

Dual Neck Stretch Mating Display

Dual Neck Stretch Mating Display

Dual Mating Display

Dual Mating Display

Chasing Rival

Chasing Rival

Boys I'm Over Here

Boys I'm Over Here

Egret Pair Greeting Each Other

Egret Pair Greeting Each Other

Hummingbird Perched Display at Dawn

Hummingbird Perched Display at Dawn

Bill-Fighting American Flamingos

Bill-Fighting American Flamingos

May I Help You?

May I Help You?

Red-winged Blackbird Making a Statement

Red-winged Blackbird Making a Statement

Diving Pelican Silhouette

Diving Pelican Silhouette