Moor Hen, Marsh Alarm System

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Just the fact that she stood there and didn’t panic caused me to take these shots.

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Gallinule, or Moor Hen, are the best alarm system in the wild. They first hide when danger approaches (like a photographer), then suddenly scream, jump, and half fly / run over the water.

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Everybody for miles knows something is happening.

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Even when you know it’s coming you still jump when they go off.

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