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Reed Warbler feeding Juv Cuckoo


Posted by Alan Bryant on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:50 am

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A female Cuckoo lays her egg in another birds nest(this time it happens to be a Reed Warblers nest) the bird will think it's there own and raise it up regardless of the Juveniles Cuckoo size!. As you can see in the shoot the Juvenile is a monster up to the Reed Warblers(there were two of them) that were constantly bringing insects to the never ending begging call of the Cuckoo
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by Ron Day on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 am
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An absolutely amazing image and story, Alan. Congratulations on capturing this unique behavior.
 

by Jakejacoby on Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 am
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Interesting story and excellent photo. Thanks for sharing this and once again, I learned something new.
 

by david fletcher on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:48 pm
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super shot Alan. brilliant find and capture
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:58 pm
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A superb illustration of just how easily the cuckoo dupes the little host birds into rearing its young, Wonderful perspective on this classic nature story Alan! Well done.

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by Paul Rossi on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:42 pm
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I love images that tell a surprising story. Seems like the juvenile Cuckoo could swallow the adult warbler.
 

by Mako_Elite on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:06 pm
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Amazing shot and story that goes with it. Thanks for sharing it Alan.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30 am
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Terrific shot and illustration of this strange behavior. I think the cuckoo also sometimes pushes the native bird's eggs out of the nest......
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by joem on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:21 am
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A cracking shot Alan.
 

by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:47 pm
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Very cool image showing this behavior
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