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Yesterday at the rookery next to Ocean City Welcome Center I took many pictures of heron nests and their occupants, as well as of other birds flying and nesting in the area. However, I think you may enjoy looking at the ones below, which offer a unique perspective on sibling rivalry.

A pair of young Yellow-crowned Night Heron, they have grown up quite a bit since last week, were confronting each other, and the facial expressions of one of them are priceless.

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron to opponent: "You want to fight? Come on!"

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron to opponent: “You want to fight? Come on!”

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron to opponent: "Oh no! He is really going to get me!"

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron to opponent: “Oh no! He is really going to get me!”

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: "Please, I didn't mean it!"

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: “Please, I didn’t mean it!”

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: "Help! He is going to kill me!"

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: “Mommy! Help! He is going to kill me!”

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: "Aaaargh!"

Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron: “Aaaargh!”

The above reminds me of another photo I took last year, at around this same time.

Young Red Foxes, May 2015.

Young Red Foxes, May 2015.

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