Monday, April 13, 2015

Predator

A grey heron poised to strike...
A grey heron poised for the strike...
Grey herons are unique birds. They have these odd quills (feathers?) that stick out from their chest and back.

In flight they look -- and sound -- like miniature modern-day pterodactyls.

They are often preyed upon by local eagles who like to eat their eggs, but they are impressive as predators in their own way. This particular bird at nearby Swan Lake is deadly still and poised to strike at a fish in the water.

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