The Red-shouldered pair had flown in to a tree and were keeping quite a fuss. I wanted to maneuver for a better position but decided to stay still for fear they would fly off. I was rewarded by the opportunity to see them mating.
After mating that sat side by side for a couple of minutes. Female on the left, male on the right.
The male then jumped up to another limb and began boasting, screeching out before he departed.
The female stayed for some time after the male left preening and watching the ground.
She then took off and went to the nest where she spent some time adjusting sticks.