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Jun 06, 2017 00:50 |  #1

The RWBBs were merciless this afternoon at my favorite bird park... All this heron wanted was some fish, but the blackbirds were relentless and would not leave him alone. In spite of the distractions, however, he managed to catch a couple of nice catfish about an hour apart...

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Jun 06, 2017 02:10 |  #2

Excellent. And the turtle absolutely killed it! :)




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Jun 06, 2017 04:16 |  #3

love this series, and for a bonus you have 4 subjects in one image!


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Jun 06, 2017 06:43 |  #4

Pretty active and unique shots Rocky, very eye-catching! That RWBB looks like a PITA.


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Jun 06, 2017 12:48 |  #5

Mag-1981 wrote in post #18372092 (external link)
Excellent. And the turtle absolutely killed it! :)

lijoec wrote in post #18372116 (external link)
love this series, and for a bonus you have 4 subjects in one image!

Wallace River wrote in post #18372186 (external link)
Pretty active and unique shots Rocky, very eye-catching! That RWBB looks like a PITA.

Thanks, guys! Sure was fun to watch the action... the heron for the most part seemed unfazed by the blackbird's assault, though once in a while it would turn and squawk or flutter its wings to shoo the redwing away. But in spite of the harassment, it managed to catch two nice catfish in the span of about an hour, so it got a good meal for its efforts.


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Jun 07, 2017 03:59 |  #6

Ha, ha, fun series, Rocky. Any thoughts on what the BBs were trying to accomplish?


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Jun 07, 2017 05:03 |  #7

ardeekay wrote in post #18372952 (external link)
Ha, ha, fun series, Rocky. Any thoughts on what the BBs were trying to accomplish?

Yeah, the blackbirds do that when the heron is too close to their nest area, trying to drive it away. Herons will happily raid the nests and eat baby blackbirds if they find them, so the male RWBBs take no chances, even if the heron is *only* after a fish!


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Jun 07, 2017 13:12 |  #8

My favorite is the last, nice dynamic!
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Jun 07, 2017 18:18 |  #9

Totally unfair that some people get four - FOUR! - animals in one shot and I struggle to get a single one...:lol:

Amazing as always!


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Jun 07, 2017 22:59 |  #10

grendel64 wrote in post #18373219 (external link)
My favorite is the last, nice dynamic!
Mike

greyswan wrote in post #18373439 (external link)
Totally unfair that some people get four - FOUR! - animals in one shot and I struggle to get a single one...:lol:
Amazing as always!

Thanks, guys!
Chris, sometimes things just work out... this particular park is really good for shots like this. Lots of wildlife, especially for an urban area.


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Jun 08, 2017 04:22 |  #11

I'd guess there's a certain amount of skill involved as well ;-)a

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Jun 08, 2017 04:49 |  #12

Great photos! Love the innocent bystander turtle :-P


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