Most of the time my birding photos are pretty dull. I never have the luck of catching something really cool and exciting.  I see so many great action shots from other outdoor photographers and I just sigh thinking, "why can't I see something like that?"  Well down at Myakka River State Park I was treated to a pair of limpkins fighting over dinner and I started snapping away.

LimpkinsThese two limpkins got into it when one decided he wanted what the other found.

It began when one limpkin found a tasty treat and the second limpkin immediately decided it should be his.  A squabble broke out just like a couple of little kids.

Limpkins Fighting
Limpkins Fighting

They went at it for several minutes hopping and pushing at each other.

Limpkins Fighting
Limpkins Fighting

In the end, the treat ended up being dropped and both limpkins came away with nothing.  This is usually the way it goes for us as well.  We get jealous, or covetous of the things others have and we want them too.  But it usually goes that all we end up with is some kind of grief, trouble or sorrow.  Anything worth possessing, is worth the effort to acquire on your own.