The Roseate Spoonbill from my previous post hopped up on a small snag as the Tricolored Heron moved on. Being king of the hill or the first to occupy any object sticking out of the water seems to be a common Spoonbill behavior.
It was something of a balancing act as the upturned roots didn’t provide a perch that looked suitable for those feet.
He soon thought better of the idea and jumped down…
…making an easy water landing.
Black Point Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
April 12, 2022