Just When You Thought He Was A Changed Bird…

After seeing our resident pink bad boy having a humbling encounter with an alligator a few days ago, we thought that experience would likely turn his life around and stop some of the aggressive behavior. But oh no, not this grumpy spoonbill! He was right back at it in the salt marsh, once again biting the tail of another spoonie that was feeding quietly and minding it’s own business. And he wouldn’t stop either, he chased the other poor spoonbill completely out of the area. yapping at him the entire time! 

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

Stop Biting My Tail

55 thoughts on “Just When You Thought He Was A Changed Bird…

  1. Fabulous shots, as always Phil! I love to watch Spoonbills. And their beautiful pink feathers make for awesome reflections that you manage to capture perfectly! Blessings, Robyn

    • Birds bullies, alligator bullies, yup we got both. Funny that it’s most often displayed within the species. It’s usually snowy vs. snowy, spoonbill vs. spoonbill etc.
      Thanks Deb!

    • If I ever got a shot like that last one where in addition to the two birds there was also an alligator behind them with a wide open mouth I believe I could safely retire from wildlife photography because that should do it I would think. 🙂

    • Well I thought the encounter with the alligator might have caused him to dial back on the attitude a bit but clearly that is not the case. Although…I did see him getting along fine with some snowys and ibis so perhaps there is hope.

  2. What a bully! Looks like only something much larger, and of a different species, can make Agresso Spoonie contrite! Great shots!

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