The flying stork is launching an apparently unprovoked attack on the standing stork. Possession of the potential nesting site is the issue.
A wood stork returning to its nest with building material.
A great egret in flight, light through its wings accentuating the feather detail.
A great egret forcing another from its nest area.
Great egrets taking to the air in a conflict over nesting territory.
Great egrets in conflict. Aggression usually occurs when one encroaches on the nesting territory of another. These conflicts usually end with threats but at times contact is made and injuries may be incurred.
A great egret isolated by glare on the surface of the water compose this image.
A great egret returning to its nest with additional building material. These egrets make hundreds of flights collecting twigs for their nests over the course of the nesting season.
A low flying great egret cast a reflection among the reflections of colorful spring leaves of shoreline vegetation.
A great egret (Ardea alba) bearing a twig for its under construction nest. The smooth water surface reflects trees and the flying egret.
A swallow-tailed kite hunting and about to catch a green June bug, which it will consume on the wing.
This swallow-tailed kite is just inches away from capturing a green June bug on which they feed heavily during migration.
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
A yellow-crowned night heron landing in dawn's early light.
A wood stork returning to its nest site with a twig.
Sandhill cranes returning to their roost at sunset near Roswell, New Mexico. 101504-174