It seems these birds have a very hard time getting along with each other when someone’s having a bad day. Time and again, someone IS having a bad day – then a bad feather day, a bad face day, and a bad voice day. It’s so odd because they are so comfortable side-by-side at times, probably when fishing is good. But when one gets ugly like this guy did, they can be Major League Championship Seriously Ugly! From very pretty to this in less than 2 seconds is quite the sight to see – from a nice distance away.
This shot was taken in West Sacramento, a city that’s not a part of Sacramento. It’s not even in Sacramento County. It is in California and about a stone’s through from the Tower Bridge, on the west side of the Sacramento River. This water is what appears to be a permanent drainage pond.