2022—Competition?

A Boat-tailed Grackle squawks behind a Florida Snail Kite that is trying to eat its Apple Snail in peace. Fortunately, the primary food of the grackle is seed so there was no competition. But, when the grackle flew into the Kite’s personal space seconds before I took this shot, the Kite opened its beak threateningly as if to say, “stay away!” Apparently the Snail Kite wasn’t quite sure and he still looks pretty grumpy.