Saturday, 2 March 2013

Titchwell - Blackwit duel

Later that day, two Black-tailed Godwits were charged with affray.....  and possession of an offensive bill.!

It all started off so peacefully....


Successfully locating a juicy worm!




But then, a second Godwit took great exception to the other one's presence!


 Seconds away, round one......







A brief pause and then it was round 2. There was a golden opportunity for a quick fateful blow here - it wasn't taken!


So on it rumbled for at least another 10 minutes on and off....


en garde.....






Lots of wing flap action in Round 3 and fortunately good light to keep the shutter up to speed!





These shots show how serious a business this was......



Crikey - you could take someone's eye out with that!!


But they both survived, staggering off to feed and probably fight another day.....





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