“Hey Watch It Pal!!”
This great egret was fishing in the salt marsh recently when a brown pelican suddenly, and unexpectedly, dropped in. This caused the shocked egret to quickly jump out of the way in a bit of a panic.
Notice however, the egret never dropped it’s small snack that it just caught which appears to be a tiny glass shrimp.
Fantastica sequenza Phil, Brava la garzetta a tenersi il pesciolino nonostante lo spavento 🙂
Grazie Pat! Sì che garzetta era molto intelligente!
Wonderful shots Phil.
Thanks very much Jan, glad you liked these!
No he didn’t, I see he retained throughout these great captures. But he sure does look surprised! 🙂 A BP “dropping in” could cause quite a scene. 😉
The pelican snuck in behind the egret and splashed into the water right behind him just as he was eating!
Quite the surprise for sure!
What a calamity the brown pelican caused! Great shots, Phil! Never a dull moment in the marsh, eh?
Oh yes, that brown pelican created a huge fuss landing right behind the egret’s feeding area!
Always something going on out there!
Great shots, well done Phil!
Thank you Hans, good to know you enjoyed these photos!
We’re just starting to see a few of these egrets out here now that the wetlands are filling up – only some 3-4 months later than normal. Have yet to see a GBH.
That’s good news that some of those birds are starting to show up.
We are expecting even warmer temps here so any time I should see some gator activity! 😯
I’m hoping anyway. 😀
Looks like a crash landing! I love the egret’s reaction – talk about priorities!
That egret was very surprised especially because the pelican snuck in from behind. Right at snack time too! 🙂
Beautiful wings! Great captures, Phil!
Thanks a bunch Amy, I’m very happy you liked these photos!
Fabulous shots again, Phil. Yes, the egret does look quite shocked, but I’m glad he held on tight to his sushi. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia! Well he must have been really hungry to hold on so tight to that little bitty shrimp.
Got him with a bigger meal for today’s post. Apologies in advance for the close up fishie face view.
Yes I saw it, but knew it was useless to protest about the eyes. 😦
Well you know how it goes Sylvia, it can be a tough marsh out there sometimes. 😛
That’s great. Looks like it’s got receiver potential.
Could be, he does appear to be multi talented.
The ability to keep one’s beak shut while being scared is no small feat! Fabulous photos!
This guy knows what he is doing out there for sure!
I love how his feet are just hovering above the water there Phil. Beautifully captured.
Thank you so much Lucy, I’m so happy you enjoyed these photos!
That a boy! Shrimps are delicious!
Oh absolutely, shrimps are excellent! Gives me a good idea for tonight’s dinner!