Birds of a feather
Joe: I’m resting the other one.
Sam: That’s ridiculous.
Joe: What do you mean?
Sam: The leg you’re standing on is just going to get more tired, because it’s got to hold up all your weight by itself.
Joe: Are you saying I’m fat?
Sam: Well, now that you mention it ...
Joe: Hey, it’s been a long winter, pal. Anyway, you could spruce up your personal appearance a little bit yourself, you know. You’re all hunched over.
Sam: Hey, you are, too.
Joe: By golly, you’re right. We gotta straighten up. The Whooping Crane Festival is this weekend here in Port Aransas.
Sam: Hey, you’re right! We gotta look good for the cameras. Where’s my comb?
(These argumentative snowy egrets were photographed Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Wetlands Education Center at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. They assured the photographer they would be available for interviews during the Whooping Crane Festival.)