The Odd Couple

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This young Snowy (note the yellow and black legs; mature snowies have all black legs) and young Spoonbill (probably going into its third summer) were "dining together" at Fort DeSoto on February 9. The Snowy started accompanying the Spoonie, apparently realizing that the Spoonie was spooking many small fish. It was smart enough not to try and steal anything from the Spoonie, but it fed close by for about twenty minutes. In that period of time, both birds ate well. An interesting piece of intra-species interaction.
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Well, now that I think about it, a sifter and a stabber should get along well together! Hopefully this will catch on (cows and cattle egrets, spoonies and snowies, etc...)

That third one is very cute!
 
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This young Snowy (note the yellow and black legs; mature snowies have all black legs) and young Spoonbill (probably going into its third summer) were "dining together" at Fort DeSoto on February 9. The Snowy started accompanying the Spoonie, apparently realizing that the Spoonie was spooking many small fish. It was smart enough not to try and steal anything from the Spoonie, but it fed close by for about twenty minutes. In that period of time, both birds ate well. An interesting piece of intra-species interaction.
D300 = 500mm, handheld, manual exposure.

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