I thought Herons only ate fish, but after studying them I realized that they eat pretty much anything. “If you can swallow it, it’s edible”, seems to be their reasoning.
This little Coot is just around one week old. Since the picture was taken today, I’m guessing it’s from the second or perhaps even third litter this year.
A Song Thrush landed only a few meters away from me, and at the same time very loud “wailing” from a nearby tree started. Chicks begging for food! I had to walk away to make sure I didn’t disturb them, in worst case that could lead to the parents not daring to visit the nest and the chicks starving to death.