Monday, August 11, 2008

The Bittern and the Snake

It was a warm May morning when, during a photo trip, I saw a Little Bittern standing still in the Asopos river mouth in north Attica. This bird is rarely seen in the open so I tried to get as many photos as possible. Of course I only managed to take a couple as it quickly flew to the safeness of the reeds on the banks of the river. Back in home, I realized why it had remained still in the open. A large grass snake was located very close to the bird! It seems that I spoiled a great meal for that poor heron...

Fortunately, the bird (and the snake) remained in the same area so I left the area to let nature have its own way.

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