Two Black-tailed Godwits fighting over feeding rights/territory in the setting sun, Norfolk. While watching this elegant wader bird feed among the coast marsh areas of Norfolk I witnessed some amazing and at times cruel behaviour. In seconds their loud calls filled the air, warning each other to move away and leave an area where the other was feeding and then with feet raised both would try and drown the other until one submitted and left. The action happened so fast you didn’t actually realise what you just saw until you review the images. Nature can be so beautiful but at times so, so cruel.
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