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The Protest

Limpkin & Little Blue Heron (Aramus guarauna)(Egretta caerulea)


In a contest between the good-sized Limpkin and the much smaller Little Blue Heron, one would think the Limpkin would win hands down. I guess nobody told the Limpkins this, because the Little Blue Heron in this photo bullied quite a number of them into giving up their meals.

It was quite amusing to watch. The heron would simply wait for a Limpkin to find and open a mollusk, then he would walk over, raise his crest, lift his wings and the Limpkin would throw a little protest (as you see in the picture) and then give up his meal!


I just love nature.


Nikon D500 - 300mm f/4 prime lens - f/6.3 - ISO 500 - 1/1600th


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Taken on May 29, 2017