I took this shot across a marsh, the photograph itself taken a little wide. I wanted to catch the entire scene, and any interaction that might happen between these two.
The Heron walked past the Egret and postured in the ‘ready for anything’ stance.
An adult Great Egret will choose to keep away from the larger Heron, this one was no exception.
I think the Heron was considering chasing the Egret, but since the bird didn’t move he thought better of it and continued on.
Funny, but after the Great Blue walked by I thought the Egret was going to sneak up on him. He certainly looked to be considering it.