The Great Blue Herons nest before the Great Egrets in this rookery and want the Great Egrets to stay back from their chosen spots.
This is with good reason: the Great Egrets’ elegance cannot hide their aggressive behaviors when they try to push other birds out.
The Great Egrets’ flying skills are unmatched and they often use their feet to make a point.
This scuffle turned out to be more about the two Great Egrets vying for space than trying to take over the Great Blue Heron’s spot. That might come next.