A Snowy Egret landed in the fronds of a palm tree where a pair of Roseate Spoonbills had a nest.
The standing Spoonbill pushed at the Snowy Egret to move along. Not enough room here for all of us.
That didn’t work so both of the Spoonbills gave a squawk.
A double poke from the Spoonbills followed.
The Snowy Egret finally got the message.
10 thoughts on “Close Quarters in the Rookery”
Thank you for sharing your images, these are truly beautiful.
You’re welcome, Isabel, I’m so glad that you enjoyed them.
Excellent series, Ellen. The Spoonbills are amazing.
Thanks, Jane! Glad that you liked the post. They are so bizarre you have to love them! Oh, and the pink!
Wonderful little sequence, Ellen. You are so fortunate to have nesting Roseates so close by!
Thanks, Carol! This was at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. We were only there a few hours but what we saw was amazing!
I don’t know of any that are nesting in SC, and interestingly it seems like so far this year there are less of them around than the last few years.
I’ve always heard people say that the alligator farm in Saint Augustine is a definite place to go for birders. Either we don’t have time when we’re driving north through there, or we don’t feel like driving that far altogether. One of these days…
Bizarre, but true about it being the place to go to see courting behavior and chicks. The wading birds have taken over the back area and quite a variety and number nest there. I get it when you’re on the road to get somewhere…if you did stop you’d never get where you were going. You need to make a special trip! Of course you have a pretty good selection right where you are 🤪.
We’re very lucky. So many great places in Florida ☀️