Reddish Egret (white morph) and Willet.
Sanderling and Sandpiper.
Laughing Gull and Black Skimmer.
Young Eastern Bluebirds checking out a sprinkler.
This encounter looks ominous.
There was a brief face-off, and then they just by-passed each other.
A young Little Blue Heron landed on the log where the turtle was basking…
…and proceeded to give the turtle a piece of its mind.
The turtle may have responded snappishly…
It ended with ruffled feathers and a hasty withdrawal.
This is fun! I love the last series–I’ve never seen a heron react like that!
I just love that series too. That bird was just so young and brash and the turtle was so non-confrontational.