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Close Quarters in the Rookery

A Snowy Egret landed in the fronds of a palm tree where a pair of Roseate Spoonbills had a nest.

Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest
Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest

The standing Spoonbill pushed at the Snowy Egret to move along. Not enough room here for all of us.

Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest
Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest

That didn’t work so both of the Spoonbills gave a squawk.

Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest
Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest

A double poke from the Spoonbills followed.

Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest
Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest

The Snowy Egret finally got the message.

Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest
Snowy Egret standing in front of Roseate Spoonbill Nest

Snowy Egret Flying By

The low water in this section of a rice field pond had attracted a small flock of wading birds to feed in a channel.

Snowy Egret Flying, Tricolored Heron Standing
Snowy Egret Flying, Tricolored Heron Standing

As usual, one Snowy Egret was zipping around instead of feeding like the others.

Snowy Egret Flying Past A Strutting Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret Flying Past A Strutting Snowy Egret

He flew past a group of three…

Snowy Egret Flying Past Three Snowy Egrets
Snowy Egret Flying Past Three Snowy Egrets

kept on going…

Snowy Egret Flying
Snowy Egret Flying

Then dropped into a group of two.

Snowy Egrets
Snowy Egrets

It was a grey day with the Snowy Egrets’ feet and eye patches providing the only bit of color.