I guess we have all seen larger birds being mobbed by groups of smaller ones. I have seen blackbirds mobbing Magpies and Crows, Crows and Curlew mobbing Red Kite. I assumed this was to protect their nest or young from predation. So what was this Crow doing?
No big deal with the first shot. A Grey Heron and a Crow in a field. How nice! How much bigger is the Heron? Twice the size?
The Crow doesn’t seem too bothered with the difference in size. The Crow started to get a bit closer to the Heron, but stayed behind it. It then openeed its beak and lunged for the tail of the Heron.
I am surprised that the Crow doesn’t have some feathers in its beak here.
It really seemed to get hold but the Heron just kept slowly pacing along.
Look at that beak! Having seen the speed of a Heron when it is catching fish I would have thought twice about pulling the tail feathers of one of them. But then I never get close enough.