Egret Not Welcome - Click To Enlarge

Egret Not Welcome

One Great Egret looked to be moving in on a nesting couple. As an interloper he had to be sent away, fast. As luck would have it I was standing right there.

Egret Not Welcome - Click To Enlarge
Egret Not Welcome – Click To Enlarge

Any closer and my lens would have been too long to capture the action. This was a short as I could catch.

Egret Not Welcome - Click To Enlarge
Egret Not Welcome – Click To Enlarge
Egret Not Welcome - Click To Enlarge
Egret Not Welcome – Click To Enlarge

The protective bird was not shy about getting wet and plunged chest deep in the water to drive the other away.

Egret Not Welcome - Click To Enlarge
Egret Not Welcome – Click To Enlarge

Just to be sure, one chased the other right out of the rookery.

In a few minutes they all come back. Either they don’t remember or just want to try again. It can be loud and busy at times.

 

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