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On the small Island of St. Kitts (Caribbeans), hundreds of these Cattle Egrets had no choice but to nest and raise their young on the thorn bushes in order to avoid the Mongoose; a mink-like mammal that was introduced by early human settlers to control snakes. Now has a devastating effect on all bird's population on almost all Caribbean islands...

(I was there last March, went back last week to check them out again, you can't miss them on the main road going west.)




1. Monther (or father) coming to feed the big monsters on right.



2. "We want Food Now...."



3. Hold on a second....



4. "Where do you think you are going...."



5. "Regurgitate Now...."




6. I want more...



7. More....More.....



8. Here she goes for another round again....it's an all day affair until dark.



Thanks for looking.
Alfred
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500 species of North American Birds in Flight
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Jan 21, 2013 at 06:10 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Here is a shot of the secretive Mongoose :





And here is a small section of the thorn bush with the sister island of Nevis in the backgournd:












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Jan 21, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


I really like #4 here. Great action. Lots of thorns to show for the effort.
Don



Jan 21, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


A neat set with great control of the exposures. It's 2 and 4 for me ~ Ron


Jan 21, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Nice set,

poor mom - look at all those thorns on her after feeding her children....

My top picks are # 4 & 8

Great capture of the mongoose as well

Lil



Jan 21, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Great series! Really nice to learn some ecology along with the great photos. #8 is my fave


Jan 21, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Wow what action, very nice Alfred.

Rob



Jan 21, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Super action Alfred!! I like the whole set but the wide shot showing the rookery and mountain steals my eye away from the others

Tim



Jan 21, 2013 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


I think they are adorable.
Great action shots, Alfred and very neat birds in tree image.
Chris



Jan 21, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Sweet set Alfred and the last close up is a beauty

Morris



Jan 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


great stuff Alfred .. i like them all


Jan 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Fantastic set !

Birdie



Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Very nice set with some great action!


Jan 22, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Superb set. Love the overall look. Well done Alfred.


Jan 22, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


I really like them all but the first set is very impressive. A lot of action and a very good control of the whites.

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Phil.



Jan 22, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Very nice set. Mongoose have been brought in to many islands to eradicate mice...big problem...mongooses are diurnal and mice nocturnal so they never meet...oops!
Eric



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Nice set, thank you.

Wacky roger



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


WOW really nice set and good info to boot. Thanks.


Jan 22, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Holy cow what a set


Jan 23, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The Monsters Only A Mother Could Love


Great sequence Alfred... 4 and 8 are really cool.
Also neat to see the Mongoose, but the last two are the icing on the cake.

Kirk



Jan 23, 2013 at 07:07 AM





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