Sometimes they are the victim, others times the thief.
The Heron spotted an Ibis with a fish. Immediately he took off on the run. His eyes were on the prize.
Now from what I could see the Ibis was a good distance away.
But that didn’t matter he was charging over.
After a few fast steps the fish was gone…eaten.
Maybe next time he will remember how to fly.
Even by Grebe size this one was small.
This particular bird wasn’t even diving. I watched a small circular paddle, and then gone.
I wasn’t sure what to do with these shots, or others from sunset’s. The low sun and Spoonbill colors are very different.
A quick gallery and let you decide. Click any image for full size.
One of those ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ moments.
The poor Yellow-crowned Night Heron was completely surprised to find a Snowy Egret coming to steal some little worm ‘thingie’. Scared him half to death, and he jumped straight up.
It started with him digging in the exposed vegetation.
Caught a mouthful of something and at the same time an Egret ran over. Above was his reaction.
The Night Heron spun around on one foot and ran like a track star.
A moment later he stood around trying to act like nothing happened.
Like I said…
You can’t make this stuff up.
Bright sun in an open marsh, and of course these guys stepped under tall thick grasses.
I liked everything about the opportunity but hard to shoot and get anything. I’m going to try a few things but I don’t hold much hope.
So, best I got !
The White Pelicans have this long slow glide figured out.
They are very particular on the direction they use to land. I have seen them make wide slow loops to be sure the wind was exactly what they wanted.
I’m sure the ones down below appreciate it.
A Mangrove swamp below was filled with Egrets all pushing and shoving.
This one went top side to get away from the fray.
Just sliding right into the group. No muss, no fuss.
Nice to see since at times things go awry last minute.
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