Black Capped Night Heron
eats Mallard Chick
© 2012 Gordon Morrison
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 1
Watergate Yachting Center
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 2
I heard squaking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 3
Mother hen below with chicks
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 4
Nothing she could do
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 5
Shake
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 6
Shake
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 7
Shake until dead
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 8
More shaking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 9
More shaking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 10
More shaking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 11
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 12
Dead chick
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 13
Try to swallow
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 14
Too big
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 15
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 16
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 17
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 18
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 19
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 20
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 21
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 22
Turn meal around
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 23
Head first attempt
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 24
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 25
Too dry
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 26
Dipped in water
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 27
Still too dry
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 28
Back for another dip
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 29
Dunking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 30
Soaked in water
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 31
Better
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 32
Going
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 33
Going
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 34
Gone
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 35
Shaking
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 36
Still Alive
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 37
Going
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 38
Going
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 39
Gone
9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 40
The End
• The black cap could not compress its NECK for 
nearly twenty minutes.
• The Mallard hen and the four chicks were...
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I was having a glass of wine on the back of my boat when I heard squawking and grabbed my camera.

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  1. 1. Black Capped Night Heron eats Mallard Chick © 2012 Gordon Morrison 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 1
  2. 2. Watergate Yachting Center 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 2
  3. 3. I heard squaking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 3
  4. 4. Mother hen below with chicks 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 4
  5. 5. Nothing she could do 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 5
  6. 6. Shake 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 6
  7. 7. Shake 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 7
  8. 8. Shake until dead 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 8
  9. 9. More shaking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 9
  10. 10. More shaking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 10
  11. 11. More shaking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 11
  12. 12. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 12
  13. 13. Dead chick 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 13
  14. 14. Try to swallow 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 14
  15. 15. Too big 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 15
  16. 16. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 16
  17. 17. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 17
  18. 18. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 18
  19. 19. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 19
  20. 20. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 20
  21. 21. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 21
  22. 22. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 22
  23. 23. Turn meal around 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 23
  24. 24. Head first attempt 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 24
  25. 25. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 25
  26. 26. Too dry 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 26
  27. 27. Dipped in water 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 27
  28. 28. Still too dry 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 28
  29. 29. Back for another dip 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 29
  30. 30. Dunking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 30
  31. 31. Soaked in water 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 31
  32. 32. Better 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 32
  33. 33. Going 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 33
  34. 34. Going 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 34
  35. 35. Gone 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 35
  36. 36. Shaking 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 36
  37. 37. Still Alive 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 37
  38. 38. Going 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 38
  39. 39. Going 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 39
  40. 40. Gone 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 40
  41. 41. The End • The black cap could not compress its NECK for  nearly twenty minutes. • The Mallard hen and the four chicks were in  distress as long as the fifth chick was alive and  calling. • The Mallard hen and the four other chicks left  about half‐way through this event several  minutes after the captured chick was dead. 9/22/2013 (c) Copyright ‐ Gordon Morrison 41
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