Saturday, February 02, 2008

Fulica Fights

The Herons were much less active today but the Coots were going crazy! Fights are frequent among this dense group of normally docile birds but at this time of year there is a lot of aggression between the early breeders and the rest of the crowd competing for handouts from the tourists. When one interaction starts it often escalates and sets off other birds with several Coots kickboxing, much to the amazement of passing people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the kickboxing Coots, the regulars at Eglinton park are also gettting rowdy ;-)