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Territorial Dispute: Snowy Egret vs Tricolored Heron, Part 2

Now what turned into some beak clacking.

Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff

Size isn’t everything, but sometimes it helps.

Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff

Finally the Tricolored Heron made a full body move…

Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff

…pushing the Snowy Egret off his perch.

Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff

The Tricolored Heron got tangled up in the palm fronds for a few seconds, but not apparent damage.

Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff
Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron Faceoff

Territorial Dispute: Snowy Egret vs Tricolored Heron, Part 1

St. Augustine Alligator Farm, FL
April 13, 2022

Snowy Egret: Extra Points on The Fly By

Sometimes it seems like birds are showing off.

Snowy Egret Flying By
Snowy Egret Flying By

I was certainly impressed with this Snowy Egret’s flight skills.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

He skimmed the pond in front of me with his toes in and out of the water.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

I thought he was going to land, but he opted to pass on by.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

Orlando Wetlands, Florida
April 12, 2022

Feeding Pool: Snowy Egret Dancing on Water

The Snowy Egrets were quite entertaining as the skipped and danced across the water.

Snowy Egret Dancing on Water
Snowy Egret Dancing on Water

There was so much going on it was hard to know where to look.

Snowy Egret Dancing on Water
Snowy Egret Dancing on Water – dragging his beak looking for food

A few Roseate Spoonbills and Tricolored Herons were in the mix.

Snowy Egret Dancing on Water
Snowy Egret Dancing on Water

Whatever they were eating was very small, and the water was cloudy so I couldn’t see it.

Snowy Egret Dancing on Water
Snowy Egret Dancing on Water

Tip toes stirring the water.

Snowy Egret Dancing on Water
Snowy Egret Dancing on Water

Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
January 31, 2022