Too Early For Shrimp?
Early this morning a group of snowy egrets were all excited about snatching up shrimp that seemed to be all over the place in the marsh pond. Each time a snowy got a shrimp it would fluff up it’s head feathers and flap around like crazy. Now normally snowys are totally incapable of staying out of each other’s business and feel compelled to make a huge fuss out of any activity that takes place. But in this case even when one got a shrimp and went into the whole routine, the others basically ignored the display and continued on searching for a shrimp of their own.
Oh, and I don’t want our pal Mr. A to feel left out so I promised him some screen time for today. I like to stay on his good side as much as possible which is why I grabbed a shot of him when he did his glide by this morning. 🙂
Great shots and great light.
Thanks Jan, nice light this morning.
That one egret in the center of the second picture looks very disconcerted…LOL! Cracked up.
I think he was upset that nobody was paying any attention to him. Snowys always want attention.
There’s always one diva…;-)
Cool behavioral shots, Phil. And you got Mr. A’s good side too. Of course, he doesn’t want to hear that he has a bad side…it’s all good. 🙂
Thank you Steve, and yes I had to feature Mr. A today. I feel bad for him because with the spoonbills around he has kind of been getting second billing.
The first shot is just perfect :).
Well thanks I’m glad you like it!
Sometimes shrimp needs a good sauce before it’s exciting.
They were giving me dinner ideas bright and early this morning. I bet some of the commercial fishermen wish they had this luck.
I do like the snowies. Good to see Mr A making a special guest appearance. Smashing series as ever Phil. 🙂
Thanks very much Adrian I appreciate you checking these out.
Those birds are so cute! Great photos and story.
They are kinda cute, thanks Deb!
Love the feather sprays. Quite the “crowers” about their catches, eh? Light on water with Mr. A is beautiful. I was hoping to see him soon, so glad you put a shot of him in today.
Oh I had to put him on today, he was rather insistent, and it’s wise to pay attention to him. 🙂
Whether buddy Mr. A. also makes such a party, if he catches a shrimp? He coughs probably only briefly? 😛
The snowy egrets are very cute! ▲
The snowballs are very cute, almost as cute as our friend Mr. A!
The snowy is my favorite. They really look like they are having a party. Love the group of images, Phil.
It’s always a party with that crowd, a crazy party, but a party still. 🙂
This is amazing! Love the show off Snowy! 🙂
They excel at showing off, they can’t help it, it’s what they do best. 🙂
You do make them look pretty goofy. Except for Mr A, of course!
Oh well of course. 😀
Thanks very much Hans!
Mr. A does deserve to be the ‘grande finale’. Great captures again, Phil. 🙂
He sure does, glad you liked these Sylvia!
Beautiful captures! All of them seem to have a smile for you!
Well you know how those wacky snowys are Molly, they are always up to something. 🙂
They look like a group of elegant ballerinas
I don’t think I ever thought of them in that way, but good observation and I will remember that.
Hey, who DOESN’T get excited about shrimp? 🙂
I know I do, in fact tonight for dinner… 😀
Oooh. That sounds really, really good!
I have decided this is like a bird soap opera Phil
Ain’t no party like a snowy egret party…!
These birds are beautiful but to me they do look completely, well, … wacko. And by the look on Mr. A’s face, he seems to think : ” show-offs “. 🙂
Great photo’s, Phil, as always.
You have a free show every time 🙂 Amazing takes, Phil!
The clowns of the bird world! Love em!