Roseate Spoonbill Goosing

Spoonbill Getting Goosed

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.

Roseate Spoonbill Goosing
Roseate Spoonbill Goosing

Every once in awhile a little kerfuffle breaks out, for reasons only birds can know.

Roseate Spoonbill Goosing
Roseate Spoonbill Goosing

The bird getting goosed here did his best to keep the peace and stepped ahead.

Roseate Spoonbill Goosing
Roseate Spoonbill Goosing

And stepped ahead some more. A third Spoonbill kept about his own business, turning away as the interlopers closed in.

Roseate Spoonbill Goosing
Roseate Spoonbill Goosing, with Great Egret watching

Finally some distance between them and they all settled down and back to feeding.

Roseate Spoonbill Goosing
Roseate Spoonbill Goosing

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