This Marsh Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
As best as I can tell, from my observations snowy egrets must spend approximately 60% of their lives fussing and squabbling with one another. Snowys get along just fine with the other wading birds such as ibis and herons, but put more then one snowy in the same location and they are incapable of behaving themselves. Even though there is plenty of room for many snowys to each have their own spot to feed in, they always want the place the other guy is currently fishing.
Such was the case with this pair in the salt marsh recently. One guy has to come in and jump the other guy for no apparent reason other then that’s what they do…that’s what snowy egrets always do.