Monday, December 1, 2014

Stork stalks away from snaky breakfast

Nothing like a long white to start the day, so female Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) looked set at Tyto Wetlands this morning.

But not all breakfasts go down easily. And the long white had a dark side. 

Water Python stopped playing dead. Stork tried again. Snake writhed. Another grab. Another wriggle. Stork lost appetite for contest and stalked off.

Not so lucky some time back, fish for Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris). Seconds after capture (mine and bird's) fish was toast. So, Little Blacks beat long whites at breakfast.

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