Saturday, December 23, 2017

Nature in the raw . . .

Be sad for Grey Teal, glad for Australian Raven: nature in the raw today.
 Raven chanced upon injured or sick Teal in Townsville Common Conservation Park.
Quickly plucked breast plumage away from dying bird and began feeding.
 Flew off, to clean bill and return later.     No room for sentiment in the wild.             

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