There were three egrets out on the lakes today. By their actions, two of them must have been males, with one female. She was just letting the boys do their thing, while they were actually going after each other. They were squawking and fighting. There were a lot of ruffled feathers all about. I don’t know if the ruffled feathers were because of a potential love triangle or because of the wind, since it was a very blustery day.
Tempers are flaring. You can see it in their eyes.
I think this one is the female. She was just sitting back watching the boys ruffle their feathers. She seemed to be enjoying the show. Doesn’t she look much calmer than the other two?
Finally one of the boys decided he had enough, and flew away.
Don’t get your feathers all ruffled. It’s not worth the bad hair day. Instead, just fly away.