Alarm Cry-Danger

Friends, this image is an example of the “decisive moment” in wildlife photography.  The adults are calling an alarm cry and the little chick in the front has dived under the water.  The dumb-struck chick eventually also dived.  After the two chicks had dove, the adults were swimming around with their heads under water and calling for them to come back.  They both re-emerged on the surface. Think the parents are teaching the chicks how to respond to danger, the first day, an osprey was hunting on the pond, so hope the chick learn their lessons well.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on June 18, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great capture of the action. Just a quick look and you can see the parents are giving the alarm.

  2. superb shot mj, you really caught the moment, the splash from the disappearing chick is so telling!

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