This Stump Ain’t Big Enough For The Three Of Us…
Two snowy egrets were sitting quietly on a stump out in the marsh when a third suddenly came flying in to join the group. Apparently the stump can only accommodate two at a time because the guy in the upper spot got all fired up and bent out of shape at the new arrival. But since the ruckus made the bird in the lower level immediately leave, all was back to being right with the world!
These are absolutely lovely… and evoke such emotion!
Well I’m very happy that you like these goofy bird photos. These guys can have a lot of personality for sure!
Looks like someone has a bodyguard. wonderful captures.
Thanks a lot for checking these out and glad you like the egret photos.
He looks like he was squawking away, too. Love that ruffled “get outta here” look! Three’s a crowd here!
I thought it was funny how the bird at the top raised such a fuss when the third guy arrived but then calmed down so quickly when the stump population went back down to two. Thanks a bunch for looking!
Great shots of these beautiful birds.
Thanks a bunch, they are fun to watch and photograph and always seem to be active.
Can’t help but laugh at these snowies. They definitely have Attitude!
They are funny and often goofy birds that always seem to be up to something. 🙂
When they get alarmed, they really get a bad hair day. Other times they are such an elegant bird. Lovely captures of the action.
These guys get all fluffed up over every little thing it seems and can be quite hysterical! Thanks for checking these out.
Clearly three’s a crowd. If only science could figure why.
I understand there is an international science conference taking place in Zurich right now to attempt to answer that exact question. However, I suspect the birds will continue to raise a fuss about group numbers in whatever way they feel is appropriate.
Oh, these are such amazing images, Phil. They really made me smile. 🙂
Well I’m very happy you enjoyed these Sylvia! 🙂
Is this an example of a ‘pecking order’?! Fantastic shots. RH
Well I believe it’s mostly a case of snowies being snowies. That’s what they do. 🙂
Three is definitely a crowd!
Sometimes for the snowys… anything more then one is a crowd. 🙂
To the victor belongs the stump just does not have the same ring to it. Nice action, Phil.
Well it does look like a pretty nice stump. Not sure it’s worth all that much fuss but it’s never stopped a snowy from behaving inappropriately before. 🙂
These two are truly special and incredible captures! Thank you, Phil!
Well I’m thrilled you enjoyed these Amy, thanks!
These birds are such fun, I never knew they had such personalities, I like the first pictures hairstyle, he has a mohawk~~~…Love how your capture these beautiful creatures.
Thanks very much Linda, many birds, and especially snowys, can be quite animated and fun to watch and photograph. I’m very happy you enjoy seeing the photos of them!