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Old Apr 8, 2011, 4:29 PM   #1
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Great Blue Heron landing at nest site in Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

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Old Apr 8, 2011, 6:12 PM   #2
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Wow... nice capture. Very unique behavioral shot I think.

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What a stunning shot Ed. You have a remarkable talent for getting amazing photos. I'm sure, however, that your remarkable photos are the result of many hours of patient waiting.
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Mtnman said it all , so stunning and what patience you must have.
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Wonderful shot !

Maybe you've seen this behaviour before but the other day when I was at the zoo I noticed (and shot - but they are poor shots so I haven't put them up) a stork using a stick as a tool to 'winkle' something out from between some rocks - when my presence made it nervous and it dropped the stick to move away another stork picked it up and went to the same place in the rocks to continue the 'winkling' ! Any idea what that's all about ?
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Great capture Ed, quite a majestic looking bird.

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Wonderful shot !

Maybe you've seen this behaviour before but the other day when I was at the zoo I noticed (and shot - but they are poor shots so I haven't put them up) a stork using a stick as a tool to 'winkle' something out from between some rocks - when my presence made it nervous and it dropped the stick to move away another stork picked it up and went to the same place in the rocks to continue the 'winkling' ! Any idea what that's all about ?
I have not seen that behavior before. This bird is just bringing back nest material. I have observed Ravens using things for tools.

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Very nice shot, love how you stopped the action. That's quite interesting use of feathers for aerodynamics. Amazing!
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Another great photo - the fruits of your talent & patience - and it is both excellent art and excellent illustration of behavior!
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