National Geographic : 1953 Aug
265 Paintings by National Geographic Artist Walter A. Weber A Plump Surfbird Ignores the Courtship Antics of Small Neighbors, the Wheatears With spread wings and fluttering flight, male Wheatears woo a female (left). Surfbirds live by the sea most of the year, but rear their young in Alaska's mountains. Only one nest with eggs has been found. Yellow dryas and blue alpine forget-me-not grow among these rocks near Polychrome Pass.