Sunday, April 25, 2010

Birds - fighting for a mate

Very fortunate to be at the right place and the right time, equipped with the right camera. A point-and-shoot will not do for this sequence of pictures. Fast shutter speed and rather high ISO.

We chanced upon a cluster of feathers. Upon closer examination, we saw three birds, apparently having a discussion!

Then the action started. Looked like three birds having a free-for-all. Wings fluttering, chirping, and beaks locked for the longest time I have ever seen.

Then one of the birds, apparently the female, took a break and the two male had a beak-fight.

The loser stayed for a while, then stepped away when the noisy pairs seemed to be chasing it away

Quiet moment!!! Bliss?

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