I try not to anthropomorphize the wildlife I see but there often are similarities in the behavior, if not the intention, to human activity. These Roseate Spoonbills did their version of King of the Hill for at least an hour, with no obvious winner.
In addition to wanting to be top bird, some of them also wanted to dismantle the “hill,” removing twigs from the main branch, eventually dropping them.
Some squabbling broke out, but wasn’t serious enough for any of them to leave.
The pond wasn’t very deep and those pushed off the limb easily stood in the water, until they decided to push another bird off.
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