FAB FOTO FRIDAY
Central Park is full of wildlife, each with his or her own story. Yesterday Murray was in the Hallet Nature Sanctuary. This area is a four-acre preserve located just northwest of the Pond at 5th Avenue and Central Park South.
He came upon a beautiful Egret in an area of the Pond where it had not been before.
Although not intentional, apparently she was intruding the Red Wing Blackbirds territory. The couple swooped down, tried to shoo the Egret away.
Not to be easily deterred, Madam Egret continues to wander eastward. Mrs. Red Wing Blackbird, visibly upset that the Egret has not yet left, decides to make a more pointed statement, literally.
The Egret was not moved! Two women in the kitchen, a cat fight underway, Mr. Red Wing Blackbird takes upon himself to intervene. He was not going to put up with this nonsense….the Egret had to go!
Finally, Madam Egret decides it’s in everyone’s best interest that she move on. She thinks, “After all, the Pond is big enough for all of us…and besides I’m a bigger bird than they are”.
And at the other side of the Pond, on the West bank, the Bull Frog sat and watched the whole episode.
All photos courtesy of Murray Head
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