February 28, 2016
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This one caught me off guard. I didn’t like what I seeing but after all it’s nature right? I saw the male egret coming in low and fast. He pulled up and into the nest mounting the female almost before you could blink. She started squawking loudly but wasn’t able to get up. Her mate must have been close by as he flew in to make an attempt to rescue her. He tried but it was difficult. He jumped on top of the other male clawing at times. I just wanted him to take his powerful beak and stab him in the back. After a short period the intruder left. A little while later another similar incident happen at another nest but this time with a different outcome. Wondering if it was the same intruder because he got more of what he deserved.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/6400, ISO 200