The bright yellow head and chest caught my eye as I was driving home. He was perched by the horses for much of the afternoon.
There were no ladies round for him to impress but I read that when his audience has eyes upon him, he fans his glossy tail, opens his wings and with a bow, he displays a “horrific, croaking voice”. “The nastiest sound ever from a birds mouth.”
They nest in colonies and if a predator should come near, up will rise a cloud of angry black and yellow birds. I’m sure they send out a horrific cackle too! How’s that for a village protecting their young.
(Thanks for helping me identify this guy Dad and Debbie!)