Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Battle of the Common Moorhens!

You never know what you're going to see when you're out birding.

We were at Green Cay in Florida on the 17th. They have a great Nature Center and boardwalk that runs through a wetlands area. If you click on this blog's title, you will see their website. While we were walking and looking and being overwhelmed a bit by the amount of birds all around, we heard a racket coming from a small group of Common Moorhens.

Apparently, some addle brained youth decided to move in on the old man's territory. Silly boy! During this battle royal, what I would guess to be the female, stood off to the side preening herself and not caring a bit about the fight over her, typical. They're so hard to impress.

Common Moorhens doing battle.

"I'm ignoring you both."

Those are mighty big feet!

The kid getting yelled at.

The ultimate insult..."Kiss my Behind!"

Gotta love those butt shots!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's quite a fight...and you're right, really big feet! Must have been fun to witness...with a lot of splishing and splashing.