It was short and somewhat mild but was sure was a squabble nonetheless. It occurred on a sunny Sunday morning along a quiet stretch of the creek. A female Goldeneye had found just the right rock to gather a little sun and enjoy the day.
Then that cute looking Ringneck https://naturehasnoboss.com/2017/02/03/female-ringnecked-duck/
swam into the frame and headed straight for the rock upon which our Goldenye stood.
The squabble was on.
And with nothing more than that piercing glance only a Ringneck can give the rock was taken over.
Looking smug in her success this girl only stood for a minute the slid back in the water and swam happily away with her adversaries of the day.
And although it ended peacefully I will alway remember this as the squabble.