While Snowy Egrets are known to be aggressive, Roseate Spoonbills are the complete opposite. Half the time they act like a clown.
Not this time.
Here a Snowy Egret dropped down to push the Spoonbill off this ‘perfect’ marsh tree. A surprise, the Spoonbill snapped and barked back.
The smaller Egret immediately twisted and backed off. A snapping Spoonbill beak sounds like two bats hitting each other. Loud and shocking. It was best for the Egret to move away.
However, this is a Snowy, with the Egret bad attitude. He saved face by landing out of reach. The Spoonbill watched, he had kept the spot and made his point.
4 thoughts on “Roseate Spoonbill With Snowy Egret”
What a great series. I do see Spoonbills and Snowies feeding together in the shallows from time to time, but this was a fun and interesting peek into another side of their personalities.
😄😄, thanks. They all have those personalities and being around them often you can almost see where the interactions are going to go. 🤣🤣
Great characters all around ☺️
Yep. Snowy will cause chaos, Spoonbill laughter.