Dropping In Unexpectedly

Yesterday evening we were watching this adult spoonbill who, along with a snowy egret, was quietly picking around in the salt marsh at low tide. Suddenly we saw both spoonie and snowball whip their heads up with the spoonie widely opening his yap. Quickly we realized what caused them to get so alert, another spoonbill, this one a youngster had just come swooping in to join the party. At first we thought the adult spoonbill was all excited because he was happy to see the juvie show up. But in a short time we would discover that “happy” may not have been at all the feeling of our pink friend.

What happened later is a post for another day… 

Young Spoonie Drops In

Young Spoonie Drops In

Young Spoonie Drops In

Young Spoonie Drops In

Young Spoonie Drops In

35 thoughts on “Dropping In Unexpectedly

  1. “What happened later is a post for another day…”

    Again and again and again … another day! PHIL! My lifetime is limited! 😛

    But the pictures are great at all! ▲

    • Glad you like our pink friends and yes that was pretty much it, the adult didn’t seem to mind the ibis and the snowys that were all over, he took exception to the young spoonie showing up to feed in *his* area.

  2. Great pictures and story! From the look on the adult spoonie’s face, the young one probably should have thought discretion was the better part of valour and found somewhere else to feed!

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