A number of Tricolored Herons were hanging out around the dike surrounding the old rice fields this afternoon.
The one below is probably older.
The small herons are territorial and this one was making his presence known to an approaching Snowy Egret. The reeds on my side of the water kept me from photographing the egret.
The egret kept on coming and pretty soon they both took off, squawking and flapping. They settled down in a new spot out in the reeds.
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