Snowy Egrets can often be seen foraging together in scattered groups but there is inevitably some tension and competition. When an egret decides it has had enough it isn't shy about showing its displeasure.
This isn't a particularly birdy post but it does set the scene. I'm lucky to call Bolinas home. Here are a few shots from a recent late afternoon outing on the lagoon. Above, my friend Stijn gliding near Pine Gulch Creek.
Two birds become one in the picture above.
The fight ends with this departure. A few feathers out of line but none the worse for wear.