This photo of an African Spoonbill and a Black Heron by Flickr user ian.white1 was in the Burdr Flickr Roundup for week of 1/22/2010. The behavior he captured in this photo reminded me of a particular scene in The Life of Birds with David Attenborough.
The way the Black Heron hunts is so fascinating. I also find it very interesting how the Pygmy Cormorant follows the Black Heron and the Black Heron follows the African Spoonbill. This particular scene is from episode 5 Fishing for a Living. See all the episodes of The Life of Birds on YouTube.
I’m so very grateful to all the talented photographers that share their photos of birds online! These photographers, like ian.white1 and the rest who have added photos to the Burdr Flickr group, allow many of us the chance to see birds we may never see in person. Thank you!