JEFF NIMEH

The Heron or The Egg

A narrow-necked heron laid an egg on a small rock toward the middle of the Kamogawa in Kyoto today.  Immediately following, it turned and simply walked away.  Abandonment is common within the species should the offspring display more attractive physical characteristics than the parent.  I believe the mother heron to be better looking, but it's a rather subjective assessment I suppose.