Egrets New Friend
Actually these two egrets looked a bit confused when our pal Mr. A interrupted their fishing this morning when he came gliding in between them. Everyone remained calm and well behaved however, since a nice quiet, peaceful Sunday morning is best for all involved. 🙂
Well that’s a big change from the last one. You never know what’s going to happen next.
There were several alligators out this morning in and around a large group of wading birds. Everyone got along fine which was nice to see. Sunday morning mayhem is no good for anybody.
Those two Egrets are so well mannered 🙂
They are very well mannered aren’t they?! That alligator continued on by and then turned around and came back through the pair again. The egrets never even flinched.
A lovely Sunday morning! Smooth waters and a peaceful scene.
It was a lovely Sunday morning out there. Maybe they all had a rough Sat. night and were taking it super easy. 🙂
The more peaceful they stay, the more they catch all! 😛
They all got along well and most everybody got some fish to eat. 😀
Thank you, Phil,
for this wonderful, peaceful picture 🙂
Wish you a nice day,
I’m glad you enjoyed this moni, thanks!
Great photo, Phil. I love the composition and the lines in the water. Is it me or is Mr. A chuckling ?
Hey thanks very much, glad you enjoyed the composition here.
I think he very well could be chuckling. 🙂 They often have the bottom portion of their mouth that’s under water, open just a bit to make it easier to laugh or quickly grab something that happens to be nearby.
Wonderful photo on a nice, quiet and peaceful Sunday morning.
It was a nice Sunday morning Jan, thanks!
They both have an eye on him too. Great morning in the marsh. Lovely image to show a bit of tolerance.
Yes they will keep their eyes open but the birds usually know if an alligator has bad intent. 🙂
Thanks so much for looking!
King of water, peaceful or not. Water is beautiful in this photo. Wonder what Mr. A might be doing under there though … maybe he’s got his mouth open and things are going in!
The alligators will often have the lower portion of their mouth open under water just in case something should happen to swim by. 🙂
Those two look very unperturbed by Mr A’s sail past, although I wonder if they were saying their Sunday morning prayers. 🙂
Maybe all three were saying their Sunday prayers but they may have been praying for different things. 😛 😀
Thanks for looking and commenting Sylvia.
The egrets look so casual but that wary look in their eyes says otherwise!
Well they will keep their eyes open just in case Mr. A gets any crazy ideas. Although the alligator can move very quickly in his environment, the birds can also be off in an eye blink.
And the egrets parted so as to allow Mr. A to pass through unhindered. There is great wisdom in those birds. 🙂
Oh yes, those birds were not just born yesterday. They know it’s best to let Mr. A pass and give him room. They did the same a bit later when he turned around and came right back again between the two.
Thanks for looking Steve!
Maybe Mr. A just couldn’t make up his mind which to eat first 😱
I bet each egret was hoping the other one was Mr. A’s choice. 🙂
Beautiful capture of the peacefulness of the Sunday morning.
We often have a period of calm after a major feeding frenzy. It’s like a switch gets flipped and they all just sort of slow down and get relaxed at practically the same time. Funny and interesting to see.
Awww, bless them :D. Superbe take, Phil!
You have to love the egrets when they can look so calm and composed under adverse conditions. 🙂
They look so calm being that the alligator is so close. I’d be leaving in a hurry. Great shot!