After the recent storm, I went walking with my wide angle zoom lens on the camera. A nice lens for cloud filled skies but not the best for birds.
While sitting at the edge of a pond I noticed a dispute had arisen between two Snowy Egrets.
One evidently had claimed the pond as its own, private hunting preserve and was determined to chase off the intruder.
They raced around the pond,
sometimes as graceful as an areal ballet,
other times more like a dog fight.
finally one gave up and flew off alone.
I wonder when I observe this, what happens to the birds that don't find an unoccupied area to hunt?
The egrets weren't the only hunters out there, I also saw this immature Cooper's Hawk.
It too took to the air.
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