Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bird and Turtle

These images are from April of this year.  They are details from larger pictures, and they are not well-focused.  They are, however, interesting for what they show, a Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) perched atop a Red-bellied Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris) on a log in the Potomac River.  (The Red-bellied Turtle is endangered in Massachusetts, but it is fairly common in the Washington area.) 

I imagine that the bird had no idea that it was standing on a turtle , and the turtle had no idea that it was being stood upon by a bird.

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