A Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron studiously trying to avoid each other.

Carolyn André spotted what she deemed a male Great Blue Heron and a female Great Egret. I'll let Carolyn tell the story.  “So they start off like this, couldn’t be bothered to even look at each other. He’s busy looking the other way, but they keep turning to look at each other.

Great Blue Heron ignoring a Great Egret by Carolyn André

“Then she gets mad and starts walking his way – quickly.

Great Egret headed towards a Great Blue Heron by Carolyn André

"So he turns around and starts walking towards her. Then she stops, so he stops. And they’re still out there ignoring each other.”

The two species of birds usually avoid each other in order not to compete for food.

Thanks to Carolyn for a fun story, and for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

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