Most of the time the Roseate Spoonbills move in a group when they are feeding: all heads down, wade forward, turn left, turn right, concentrate on sifting the water.
Every once in awhile a little kerfuffle breaks out, for reasons only birds can know.
The bird getting goosed here did his best to keep the peace and stepped ahead.
And stepped ahead some more. A third Spoonbill kept about his own business, turning away as the interlopers closed in.
Finally some distance between them and they all settled down and back to feeding.