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I just woke from one of my recurring dreams where I am being attacked and am unable to move or even SCREAM.
This week the Little Green Heron has absolutely left me in a state of amazement. FIRST of all, this bird, if you haven't seen one, except for the long legs and the length of its neck when outstretched, is NOT a large bird. It's body is not much bigger than that of a pigeon. And yet it eats and eats and eats--seemingly until there is no more food to be had.
Except for a few very large frogs and crayfish (not sure this bird can even swallow crayfish) and schools of tiny baby fish, the small frog and tadpole population seems to be depleted now. Sigh. Yesterday I watched for a half hour. He ate so much, he should have been vomiting, I thought.
But back to the scream. Several times I've seen him open his beak like this, looking angry. No sound comes out, that I can hear. And then he flies to another part of the pond.

Uploaded on 7/13/2012 4:14:44 AM

Made with Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera

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