Sometimes you come across two Common Gallinules going at each other, and I’ve never been sure if it was a fighting thing or a mating thing. As a photographer, it’s a fun action shot that often makes me chuckle – it’s not often that you see the yellow feet above water! On this particular morning, the action went on…and on…and on. The nearby gallinules all gathered close by, egging on what I realized must be a fight. There were many flapping wings, splashing water drops, and claws wrapped around faces and beaks! I’m not sure who won. They seemed to get bored and decide to call a truce. Silly birds!
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