Purple Heron caught eating Coot

1-Dec-2011 
1-Dec-2011 Purple Heron with catch Pic: SK Srinivas

Our lake is full of surprises. One only needs to be vigilant to see what the lake has to offer. Today, SK Srinivas managed to capture the rare sight of the purple heron eating another bird. The first picture shows the heron gulping down the unfortunate coot and the second shows the heron with a large bulge in its throat, as it struggles to ingest the prey. 

Some of us saw this happen about a month ago but was so awed by the sight that none of us (including the members of the Bird Watchers Field Club) even thought of taking a photograph! 

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