Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fighting herons

The photo shows the Purple Heron with the frog (also in the last post) - fending off an adult bird. Their noisy fight alerted Srini and his photograph shows the anger and aggression not just in the bigger bird's ruffled feathers but in its eyes as well. 

The heron with the catch is almost an adult. We have been seeing it grow steadily bigger over the past four months and are proud :-) to see it grow into a survivor, a fighter! 

The photo reveals the harshness of surviving in nature. We are fortunate to be able to see this avian power play in our neighbourhood!

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