I was following the Egret, shooting wide to maybe get some type of in flight series. Not knowing if it would be any good or not. Yet, I’m in a marsh and they’re flying by…and it’s digital.
The Great Egret was coming in to land in a tree filled with Cormorants. Not many high up places to sit here so nothing unusual.
Except he suddenly veered off, changed his mind.
At the time I didn’t know why the almost crash and sudden burst of speed.
Now I do.
Look close in these photographs and you can see a hidden Cormorant, beak wide open and angry.
The Egret must not have seen him and almost landed on a sleeping Cormorant.
Every big bird out here is a predator. On a good day they tolerate each other, but don’t push it or there’s trouble.