“Get Out And Stay Out!”
Whenever there is more then one snowy egret feeding in the salt marsh, it is inevitable that a squabble will break out concerning ‘ownership’ of that particular fishing spot.
Here, one gets chased away but that won’t end up solving the problem…another snowy will soon show up and the action will be repeated over and over. But so it goes with snowys… a significant portion of their life is spent arguing with one another.
Vielen Dank für den Blick auf dieses Foto, und ich bin froh, dass es euch gefällt! 🙂
Great shot..really love it!
Thanks very much Laura, I appreciate that!
So much character in this photograph! 😀
Well it’s great hear that you enjoyed this photo of our resident cranky snowys! Thanks
They are working those cranky expressions!
Oh they excel at that! 🙂
Sounds just like some people I know. 😉
You and me both!
He may be chased away, but he is graceful 🙂
I believe the key to a successful exit is to look good doing it. 🙂
Great shot Phil.
I appreciate it Jan, thanks.
What a fantastic shot Phil. It looks like they’re dancing.
They do a sort of a dance I suppose but it always ends up in someone getting chased away so it’s not a very social dance. 🙂
Beautiful photo, great reflections too!
Thanks Hans I appreciate the kind words.
Fantastic photo! I can just hear this bird saying, “I’m leaving! I’m leaving! Sheesh!!!” ha!
That’s *exactly* what I was imagining him saying too! 🙂
It must get boring fishing all the time so they come up with something else. Great shot.
They have absolutely no problems coming up with their own entertainment. Of course it usually ends up with someone having hurt feelings but hey, it’s a hard marsh out there.
SO beautiful, I really like the water color which goes so well with the white of the birds. And it is like the cone one walk in the step of the second, Amazing picture
Thank you Sophie, I’m glad you like this snowy photo! Yes, I was happy with how the white birds looked against the blue water. 🙂
Wow. Not only beautiful, but captures the essence of the birds! Did I say, Wow!
Hey thanks a million Judy I really appreciate that!
It looks like they are leading the parade at Mardi Gras.
They would be excellent at Mardi Gras. Well, if they grew about ten feet.
Alligators though would be a wonderful addition to any parade I believe. 🙂
That is a gorgeous photo, sir! Those deep blues and white are very nice. BTW, roughly how close were you to those two during the squabble? Take care, Mick
Hey thanks a million for checking this out Mick and glad you liked it!
They were quite close, right in front of me. They just ignore me which is how I like it. 🙂
Looks like a ballet! Funny birds, those snowys, since they generally get along well with other kinds of egrets and herons. An excellent photo!
You are right Lee, although one snowy seems incapable of getting along with another, they get on just fine with most of the other waders out there.
Thanks for checking this out.
and they keep coming back to where their argument started 🙂 Love this beautiful post. Thank you, Phil!
What is funny is that there is usually one main troublemaker and after he chases off one guy, another will soon fly in before realizing what kind of reception he is about to receive. 😀
The egrets are standing tall 🙂
They do stand tall until they are forced to fly away. 🙂
Thank you I’m glad you enjoyed this photo!
I think they look for conflict so as to have an excuse to puff up those lovely feathers.
I believe you are on to something there because a fluff up is generally always part of the whole show. 🙂
In questo modo ti danno la possibilità di fare scatti bellissimi come questo 🙂
Mi prenderò qualunque occasione che mi danno!
Grazie Pat 🙂
How can this egret look so cute and be so naughty, at the same time?! Such a beautiful picture, Phil – the reflection of the blue sky and the white egret in the water is stunning!
Oh they excel at looking cute while being pains in the neck Maggie.
Glad you enjoyed this photo!
To me, they look like models walking down the catwalk, full of attitude and beauty. The first one seems to be saying something like, “I may be leaving this marsh, but I am going to look fabulous as I make my exit.”
Well you have hit on the key to making a real dramatic exit Mike! Always remember to look great when leaving. 😀
That is a great capture of the bird drama. I like how they reflect in the water also.
Thanks a million Jeff, glad you like this shot.
I love the movement in this image. It’s a great capture, superb !
I’m very happy you enjoyed it, thank you and I like the movement too! 🙂
Snows are intense little egrets. This images is gorgeous in its own right but the caption gives even more personality!
Thank you very much Judy, so glad you enjoyed this photo!
a real story teller – looks like a fantastic reflection which would have been great to see (did you crop) or is that the lens framing the shot Phil?
They were fairly close so any further reflection was cut off in the frame. Despite only using a 300 with a 1.4 (making it a 420) I often get choked with too much glass due to how close a lot of the wildlife gets.
Great photo, Phil. Funny, the contrast between the elegant fugitive and the stocky bully.
The snowys rarely fail to provide some sort of hijinks with their overly aggressive attitudes toward each other. But the fights are always over quick and forgotten quick.