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The Heron and the Egret


These birds are for the lack of a better term “Eating Machines” If it moves they will eat it, crawdads, any and all varieties of fish, small birds you name it, if it passes within striking distance they will nail it and from what I have observed they are territorial about their favorite hunting spot. It seems like this Great Egret and Great Blue Heron go at it on a daily basis. The Heron usually wins the who gets to stay war but the Egret makes the best of his opportunities when infringing on the Herons spot. The Heron struts, postures and will eventually chase the egret away.But before the Heron get it’s way the Egret usually makes the most of its spot stealing intrusion.After the Egret works the spot over and the Heron has finally¬† had enough and chased it away, it resumes in it’s never ending quest for something to eat.All in all I think the Heron may have won the battle of the spot but the Egret definitely took home the bacon, and while these two Titans battled it out this little guy didn’t do too bad either.


8 responses

  1. Nice captures, Hutch.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • Thanks Mike.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  2. Awesome series!

    June 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    • Thanks Mike..

      June 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  3. Stan A Angel

    Nice string of well taken images to compliment your very entertaining description of the food chain carnage Mike ha ha ha ! Thank you ! ;O)

    June 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    • Lol, thanks for the as usual eloquent comment Stan.

      June 13, 2012 at 8:44 am

  4. Tony DeCesare

    That Egret looks like Manute Bol…

    June 13, 2012 at 12:52 am

    • There’s a name from the past, very nice man but I hated that guy, he looked out of place on a basketball court and if not for his ability to block shots he woulda never made it. Oh and didn’t he have some sorta 3 point shot. Thanks for the Manute Bol reference, your right the egret does look like him cept on the other end of the color spectrum.

      June 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

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