Stuck inside with the blizzard? Tired of watching the National Zoo’s panda? We’ve got your birding fix right here.

Male Blue Manakins dancing for the love of a female—as entrancing as the falling snow. Make a big steaming mug of cocoa and get your finger set on “replay”!

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

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Written by Meredith Mann
The lowly Red-winged Blackbirds in suburban New York triggered Meredith Mann's interest in birds. Five years later, she's explored some of the the USA's coolest hotspots, from Plum Island in Massachusetts to the Magic Hedge in Chicago to the deserts of Fallon, Nevada. She recently migrated from the Windy City (where she proudly served as a Chicago Bird Collision Monitor, rescuing migrants from skyscrapers and sidewalks) to Philadelphia, where she plans to find new editing and writing gigs; keep up her cool-finds chronicle, Blog5B; and discover which cheesesteak really is the best. And she will accept any and all invitations to bird Cape May, NJ.