Well, It’s Not THAT Exciting…
A snowy egret was fishing with his friend in the salt marsh this afternoon when he suddenly erupted into a fluffed up frenzy.
The friend stopped dead in his tracks to see what all the fluffy fuss was about. Turned out that fluffball caught himself a tiny minnow.
So *that* was the big excitement?!? It was barely worth stopping for, so after the little snack was popped down, the friend continued on his way searching for some real fun (and fish). 🙂
It might be small fry but it’s MY small fry!
Oh well sure he worked for it so he wants it, small as it may be. 🙂
He’s just spectacular! Really fascinating to look closely at those extra feathers of his. They’re very similar in structure to a male peacocks display feathers!
We are beginning to get into breeding season so some of the egrets and herons are getting extra feathers and sometimes their bill colors will get much brighter as well.
Yes our grey heron gets a few extra show feathers but nothing quite like the egret! It’s the best time for birdwatching as they’re all looking quite resplendent 🙂
Another great sequence, Phil. Serious ‘bad feather’ day!
I thought it was funny how a bird like that can just continue right on fishing as if nothing has happened despite being so puffed up. 🙂