3 days ago a female Purple Finch was on our feeder for the first of the year. 2 days ago a brilliant male showed up. 1 hour later he was displaying to the very interested female: He puffed his feathers, spread his tail and fluttered his wings He then hopped in the air about 4 inches, quivering his body, then hopping sideways, still quivering. She stared (so did I)
It reminded me of the videos of displaying Birds-of-Paradise .....and all right here in my Lyman, NH driveway.