Dawn at the wastewater treatment plant

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  1. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    I drove by my favorite water-bird site on the way to work this morning. This guy kept stomping around chasing off the other herons and egrets.

    All at 1/1000 sec f/6.3 ISO 3200 Handheld
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    And here are a couple of other winged friends from this morning:

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    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lol, that top sequence is pretty amusing. Do great blues do the funky-chicken?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't know what a "funky chicken" is, but if it equals a mating dance, then I'd agree that this is what it looks like to me. I once observed a white stork (in a bird park!) doing this kind of dance on the other side of the (artificial) park lake.

    That fish no longer looks overly appetizing to me, but the heron seems delighted! :D
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Well, then you need this!

    Do the Funky Chicken


    I agree about that fish. I'm actually a bit confused by that image. That fish looks long-dead and I didn't see the actual catch. I've never seen a Great Blue Heron eating carrion, but that may be what's happening here.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah! :idea:

    Thank you. THAT explains it :biggrin:
     

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