I visited Emily Renzel Wetlands Wednesday. I had checked out the Alviso County Park first, but the birds were pretty far away and I knew I could see some activity over in Palo Alto. I wasn't disappointed. While I have seen aggressive behavior in birds before, this was pretty special because I was able to get a good expression in a photo. A killdeer parent was sharing a clump of vegetation with a juvenile green heron. I didn't even know the heron was there. After about 5 minutes, the heron decided it had had enough of "sharing," so it let the killdeer know that this little spot was his/hers. The killdeer tried moving away, first to the left, then the right, but the heron was still not satisfied. Yikes. After it got its way, it stayed for maybe two minutes, then left! Teenagers!
*I resized the photos. I hope it works. I'm still learning the tricks of the trade.*
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