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A lady at the window of her shanty.
Family business
Summer boreal evening
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OMINOUS
Varanasi
Sleeping
Rockstar Shrimp
Fishing Nets Garden
Bethesda Fountain from Bethesda Terrace
Clouds Embracing
Sibling Rivalry
Elusive Caracal on the run!
A full moon with clouds before lunar eclipse
COURT OF THE PATRIARCHS
Waterfall at Anderson Japanese Gardens
Smiling
Clouded Sulphur on Alfalfa
Full Speed
Misty morning
Impressions of Lake Powell
Snacks Corner
Reflections
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sibling Rivalry

The life of Great White Egret chicks is perilous at best, especially if you are the third chick hatched. The two older chicks will shoulder out the smaller chick at feeding time and constantly batter it when a parent arrives with food. The parent makes no effort to help the youngest chick and will often ignore it. The chick will die and the siblings will work until they can push the body out of the nest.

TAGS: Bird, Chick, Egret, Florida, United States, White

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Stan Bysshe.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2015, 11:47 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D4S
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO2000
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