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The Odd Couple

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by DW Brewer, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    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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  2. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    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!
     
  3. superb
     
  4. NIce set the 2nd from the last shot is superb.
     
  5. These are just super, Dave! What fun to see such neighborly cooperation between the two of them!
     
  6. Maybe they are friends too!
    Excellent series.
     
  7. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Opposites Do Attract! Very Good!
     
  8. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent set Dave.
     
  9. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Very nice, the second from the last is my favorite as well.
     
  10. I agree.. the second from the last is great...
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Tom/Cocoa
     
  11. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Felix & Oscar...Love It!
     
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