A Heron and A Seagull in Bruges, Belgium

The grey sky over Bruges was not very interesting, but a little drama between a Heron and a Seagull brought in some noisy excitement. The Heron was hopping, sometimes making short flights between church spires, rooftops and bare branches of trees. It would have gone unnoticed but for a Seagull which kept on pestering it.

It was not clear what the bone of contention was. The incessant screeching of the Seagull and the Heron trying to avoid the Seagull’s aerial attacks was attracting everyone’s attention there.

The Heron seemed to be the calmer of the two and it ignored the loud Seagull well. Soon the Seagull quit the scene and as I moved out of the place I saw the Heron high up above in the branch holding on to its position firmly.

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47 Responses

  1. The Heron was after his dinner, the Gull didn't like that. RBrilliant pictures.

  2. ashok says:

    wow! well timed shots!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Perfect timing indeed! Beautiful captures, Indrani! Have a great weekend!!

  4. George says:

    This is a marvelous photo sequence. I'm glad you were there to capture it.

  5. Hilary says:

    Wonderful shots, Indrani. I think Bob is on the money.

  6. Pictures close to poetry.

  7. An amazing series of photos, Indrani. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  8. magiceye says:

    beautiful series of captures!

  9. Meoww says:

    Nice sequence of beautiful shots. Heron protecting her territory?

  10. Kusum says:

    Yeah, birds fight even for tree branches to perch!

  11. Perfect shots indeed. Stunning!

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/ 2012/07/sky-watch-morning-sun.html

  12. ladyfi says:

    Wow wow wow! Amazing shots.

  13. Joyful says:

    Beautiful shots!

  14. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos in flight. Very good catches.

  15. Marleen says:

    Stunning. Well done!

  16. NatureStop says:

    Great shots!Have a great weekend!


  17. Judy says:

    Wonderful series! I have never seen such a thing, so it is interesting, as well as some beautiful action shots!

  18. Kim, USA says:

    These is a perfect timing shots, love it! Thanks for the visit!


  19. Sridharan says:

    Fist shot is very Good..!

  20. great job. you manage to birdwatch in the city center 🙂

    happyp weekend.

  21. You captured some incredible interation between the birds. Looks like theHeron got the last word.

  22. VaishVijay says:

    2nd shot is too good!

  23. AmitAag says:

    ..so very beautiful shots..all of them!
    Plz check mine at:http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/07/skywatch-over-ganges.html

  24. Wonderful captures. The Heron seems to have encroached upon the Sea Gull's territory.

  25. eileeninmd says:

    Cool sight to see, Indrani! The seagull did not want to share its food source. I love the herons. Great series. Thanks for sharing your skies.

  26. Vetrimagal says:

    This is so awesome!

  27. TexWisGirl says:

    that 2nd shot is especially awesome! congrats on your POTW!

  28. Lovely shots, I found a heron rookery with 80 nests this year

  29. ds says:

    Aerial turf war? Gorgeous shots. Thank you, and congratulations on your POTW.

  30. Incredible photos! My favorite is the heron in repose with the church spire "next to" it. Congratulations on your POTW!

  31. magiceye says:

    Beautifully captured!!

  32. Brilliant captures 🙂

  33. ajeethboaz says:

    Great shots, difficult to capture such moments…

  34. beautiful and well timed ! clicks 🙂

  35. Great Capture..The Seagull looks like a he had enough of the Heron and simply left him alone..

  36. Amazing shots and what patience to have caught them so nicely.

  37. I envy your reflex and you could have been a Sportswomen or Pilot besides an excellent photographer.

  38. Amazing shots…amazing that you could capture all of it.

  39. superb shots taken…

  40. mysay.in says:

    this is FABULOUS !! absolutely loved both the captures Indrani !!

  41. Everywhere fight…That's how we are supposed to know things in this mad world!

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