Awkward Mating Attempt 4 of 4
Right after this shot, the male did a little hop trying to get in the right position. He missed his mark and fell off the branch and managed to knock her off too and they both went down with wings flapping everywhere. I was not expecting that and missed that final shot when I looked up to see what the heck had just happened. They both flew off together so hopefully he got another chance.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
UT Southwest Medical Center Rookery
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