Yellow Bittern–Picking prey off a branch

This is a bird that is known to feed on aquatic organisms.However,it has a liking for dragonflies off bushes if they get an opportunity.
This Yellow Bittern was seen stabbing up by extending the neck suddenly to grab a dragonfly (Asian Groundling) that was on a low-hanging branch.
The prey got away,but it is interesting to note that there is a skin of a dragonfly numph just above the beak,on a green leaf.It could have been that the dragonfly would have emerged from this nymph.
 Jagath Gunawardana Attorney-at-law

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