A couple of birding friends and I traveled to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Area in Grasonville, Maryland this morning in search of some herons.
Little did I know what I was getting was ring-side seats to a Snowy Egret fight. While many of their friends lounged quietly along the marsh, a few were determined to fight it out.
Fighter’s up ! With a squawk and a leap, the two contenders jump into the air. Feathers fluffed, and beaks sharp who knows who will win.
The leaping continued with more enthusiasm.
And the mightier one prevailed. Watch out for the incoming blow!
Some of the best fighting I’ve seen. Perhaps they’ll continue the battle for another day, and another visit.
Beautiful creatures and I love the video 🙂
Thank you Cynthia. I’m so thrilled that I captured that film as I went back today and a good part of them have left.
Wonderful!! It’s almost like a dance isn’t it? Beautifully captured 😀
It really is, although they’re a little awkward and squawk. Thank you Sarah.
That often makes them even more endearing I think 🙂
Thank you San Jeet
Thank you so much.
Thanks for showing us these guys in action. Very beautiful birds.
Thank you so much my dear. I love watching wildlife…can you tell. 🙂
Were they fighting over the rights to your wonderful lens? 💛💛💛 I bet. 🙂
LOL ! You know they were..or at least being the star of the show anyway. Thanks Laura.
This is so fantastic to watch. 😅
I confess..I’ve watched it several times already. So thrilled you liked the video this much. Thank you.
What terrific shots.
Thank you so much!