Fight or Flight

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.

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The leaping continued with more enthusiasm.

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And the mightier one prevailed. Watch out for the incoming blow!

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Some of the best fighting I’ve seen. Perhaps they’ll continue the battle for another day, and another visit.

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