Just A Typical Day In Snowy Egret World

Yesterday afternoon we were watching this group of snowy egrets fishing in the salt marsh during low tide. Whenever you get a group of snowys together in one place you can always count on an argument breaking out. We estimate that snowys must spend a good 60% of their day fussing and chasing one another. This is what they do and they just can’t seem to help it! It usually only lasts a few seconds and all is forgotten until the next snowy decides it now needs to take issue with his friend who had been previously minding his own business.

However, this comical behavior often does provide photo opportunities for us, so we always take time to stop and watch the entertaining snowys.

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

Snowy Battle in the Marsh

64 thoughts on “Just A Typical Day In Snowy Egret World

  1. Oh My God! They are dancing as if… what a great shots dear Phil, I fall in love with them. Always you have a surprise for me, I wonder what will be next. Thank you, Love, nia

      • Ha! Tha’t exactly what I thought too! They do like they are enjoying the show and the only thing missing is the popcorn! Especially the one with his neck out, he seems very happy he is not involved but has a ringside seat to the action. 😆

  2. I love that fluffy crest. Or those fluffy crests, I suppose. Amazing contrast between the ones spatting away and the peaceable ones just standing by. And then there are the ones who aren’t even interested in the show!

    • That’s the part I liked best about these photos as well…how some seem to be a totally interested audience while others are paying zero attention to the situation.
      Thanks for checking these out!

  3. What a beautiful sight! We’ve had ONE Snowy here, for a while and that’s an oddity. I love the Snowies … hope you’ll keep up with the bills to the SEA 😀

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