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Grey Heron 2

This one was just about to land when he got startled by a very agressive Coot, they are real bullies...

Grey Heron 2

This one was just about to land when he got startled by a very agressive Coot, they are real bullies...

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2016, 00:45
Really excellent BiF, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ray, much appreciated.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2016, 02:03
Jolie photo prise en plein vol. On voit bien le mouvement des ailes.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Martine.
you sure captured him putting on the air brakes Frank... it's a spectacular shot....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: It made a good landing after its fright, Peter...Thank you very much.
Terrific shot, Frank! An amazing position you've caught here! I love the colors and lighting also!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Elizabeth, pleased you like it.
Another fabulous capture Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Richard.
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 22 Jun 2016, 07:03
This is brilly, FRank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you kindly, Elisabeth.
Poor thing, but what an extraordinary glimpse of him, Frank. He probably wouldn't want this on his resumé, though, right?
Frank L Croston.: It probably offended its Heron dignity, Ginnie...smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2016, 07:20
Further flying lessons required before licence awarded
Frank L Croston.: I thought it did pretty well not to abort the mission,and do a fly around, Chris!
I never knew Coots were aggressive. Cracking picture Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Bill, I think it's to do with having youngsters...That can drive anyone daft...smile
It is almost inconceivable for me to think of herons in this way. I am not sure if it is the difference between great blues and greys or that you are in an odd circumstance.
Frank L Croston.: I'm not quite sure what you mean, Mary, explain yourself young lady...smile
Great photo! superb!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Roland, much appreciated.
Great movement in the wings Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Brian.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 11:35
I would nver have thought that a coot could worry a heron. It certainly has ruffled a few feathers, though.
Frank L Croston.: Well I think it was a bit of a shock just as it was about to land, Alan, it didn't seem bothered afterwards.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2016, 11:51
Since herons eat coot chicks, it will be necessary or pure habit, to complain about its presence.

I have once seen a heron standing stock still next to the water. Along came a malachite kingfisher, getting ready to land on the heron's beak, as if it is a perch from which to look for fish. The heron promptly snatched the little bird out of the air, swallowed it and remained standing very still as if nothing happened.
Frank L Croston.: They do seem to be aggressive whilst they have chicks, Louis. Wow! That must have been a sight to see...Poor Kingfisher.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 14:26
What an action shot Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne, almost got spoilt by the Coot! smile
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 17:31
That's superb, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Pauline.
Aborted landing!
Frank L Croston.: Have to do a fly around...

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