The quarrel, Kollegal-Malavalli trip, 220215

We set out to go to Gulakmale.our plans changed as we got into the Lions’ car..and it turned out to be a memorable day of excellent birding, and much else besides.

One of the scenes I watched was a difference of opinion between between a Little Cormorant and a Great Egret.

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They seemed, at first, to be quite companionably sitting next to each other on a sandbar in the lake. But the Egret seemed to be “over” reaching…

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But then…the altercation broke out!

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Differences surfaced, confrontation took place.

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If you see the neck of the Egret you’ll know the meaning of the phrase, ruffled feathers!

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The Cormorant would appear to have won this bout…the poor Egret sloped off.

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Was it a battle between “little” and “great”? Was it an altercation between “black” and “white”? Who knows what the sparking point for quarrels, arguments…and wars…are?

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