SNOWY EGRETS: A FUSS ABOUT (ALMOST) NOTHING…
Well, what’s all the fuss about here? One snowy egret is striding confidently forward. The other has gone into full-scale feather-frenzy melt-down. Something is clearly up…
…something that seems on close inspection to be a very small fish
After pausing to check what’s going on, the cool, calm and collected snowy continues on his way. His friend however seems to have lost all sense of decorum as a result of a successful stalk and the catch of a light snack…
Sensible part: the dishevelled bird is displaying so-called ‘bridal plumage’. And for ID enthusiasts, note the diagnostic yellow feet (header image), black legs, and black beak with a yellow / orange ‘bit’ (*technical word alert*) at the blunt end.
Credits: these fantastic photos are the work of Phil Lanoue who specialises in sequential photography, to whom many thanks for use permission; cartoon, Birdorable
Fantastic snowy egret series — many thanks to you, RH, and Phil Lanoue. Had to laugh at that little bitty fish!
Phil’s work is so great, isn’t it. Takes real skill (that I don’t have). I know you always appreciate his work when I feature it, Jet. As for the little fish – just a mid-morning snack, like a bag of crisps. RH
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