Heron in a tree:
And eagles on a post:
The heron was taking a break from his fishing; the eagles were still hard at work. Twice, we saw the eagle on the left leave the perch and swoop low over a flock of ducks. Both times he came back to his mate empty-handed.
The first time, the ducks took off in a panic. The second time, the flock was larger, and they just sat there. There's safety in numbers. At least the odds favour the individual in a large flock. Whether the ducks know that, or they'd just had it with running, who can tell?
At Boundary Bay, this afternoon.