Some Things Never Change
Well, once again, we see that two snowy egrets are incapable of fishing together in the same area of the salt marsh. One snowy almost always feels compelled to chase off another. I don’t even think that it’s necessarily anything personal, it’s just what they do…snowys being snowys.
The chaser seems a bit punkish. Nice series, Phil.
Yeah he’s a cool dude Steve. Thanks for checking these out.
Hi Phil, Check out the back birds color around HIS eyes, might have had something in mind besides fighting. Phil Turner Ph
Yeah that snowy looks to be in breeding condition but if that was his idea of attracting a mate he will likely stay single for a while yet. 🙂
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Bellissima serie di scatti. Ciao, Pat
Lui è un cattivo ragazzo. 🙂 Grazie Pat.
Thank Goodness, some things never change!
It’s always fun out there! 🙂
That punk hairdo would be enough to scare me off by itself…. 🙂
They are hysterical when they get all fluffed up like that.
The guy in the back looks scary. I would run too.
Oh yeah, that’s the I Mean Business look. Works every time too. 🙂
I guess they need to work themselves into a bit of state so the chase can begin. I suppose the bald ones are always being chased.
It does seems as if the aggressors are the ones getting themselves worked up and fluffed up. It’s a very important part of the routine apparently. 🙂
Brilliant composition. Great shots. There are quite a few such birds where I am in Bahrain but it is extremely rare to catch them in flight. I have tried all times of the day to do it. It seems they “travel” only at night! Pity.
Thanks very much for your visit here and for commenting, I appreciate it.
Hope you get shots of your local birds I would like to see them.
I love the light and reflections, Phil! The way they raise their crests makes them look so enraged, it always makes me laugh!
They are funny when they get all worked up like that for sure! We have had many a laugh over snowy antics. 😀
Gorgeous movement you captured, Phil! So beautiful, it’s like they are dancing on the water.
Thanks Amy, these guys are a lot of fun to watch and photograph!
Always wonderful photos!!
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Have a nice sunday~~Jussara
Thanks very much for your kind comments!
New blog looks great!
You’re welcome, Phil.
Your photos are absolutely wonderful!
thank you ~~ Jussara
Awww… I really appreciate the kind words Jussara.
That fluffed up top knot says it all. He means it, too! I would definitely want to get out of his patch. 🙂 That’s a great capture of their behavior.
That whole fluffed up look seems to work every time. I guess they don’t argue with success. 🙂
The guy with the Bart Simpson hairstyle looks like he really means business. 🙂 Great pics again, Phil.
Oh yeah he really believes he is head snowy of the marsh, and he is! Well… until the next big bad snowy comes along. 🙂
These are not birds, but ballet dancers 😀 Something odd has been going on with my reader. I had to unfollow and follow (a tip a friend gave) to make sure I will be notified about your posts..
WP can get a bit twitchy at times, I had not seen anything from some people for a while and thought they stopped posting until I found them again.
Glad you enjoyed the pics of our feisty snowy friends!
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