With delicate agility a Snowy Egret skittered here and there along a narrow tidal pool inlet.
Excited now by minnows darting for cover, the Snowy illusion moved in more of a cha-cha-cha than a ballet deftly cornering the object of its intention.
Quicker than a wink, Snowy’s adroit beak seized a minnow. It takes many of these to fill a hungry belly. Fluttering, jerking, waiting; stabbing, the feeding continued until someone had to notice. With a raspy squawk a supplanter announced his arrival.
Acquisition followed intimidation and the inlet changed hands–er, beaks. Snowy I took wing as Snowy II began to rule.
In that this was the inlet’s first “Snowfall” of the day and that another might come quickly, I thought it prudent to post a portrait of the currently reigning monarch.
As you can see, the Snow falls differently in Florida.