Fighting over the food – part II

Can’t help that I time after time return to these strange – and irresistible – grey herons, I’ve really fallen in love with them!

In the western part of Råstasjön in Solna there is a colony of about fifty herons. During the winter, when most of the lake is frozen, the birds are fed with herring purchased from a nearby zoo in Stockholm. Every day at 11:30 am the herring is delivered and it’s amazing to see how the herons recognize the sound of the car and lift from the ice to fly to meet the “herring man”.

And then the fight over the food starts……

Grey heron

 

Grey herons

 

…..and the winner takes it all!

Grey heron flying with food

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