Another Anhinga...this one is hungry

One of the places that Tammy and I visited while in Florida was Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. If you enjoy bird watching, and are ever in south Florida, then Corkscrew should be on your agenda. It is too good to miss.

While in Corkscrew, we came across an Anhinga in the act of fishing. It dove into the marsh and swam around under the lily pads, occasionally sticking its beak up out of the water and lily pads (I guess for a bit of air). Eventually it came back to its roost (a log on some dry ground next to the marsh) with a fish to eat. The fish, however, was impaled on its upper mandible.

The Anhinga then spent the next few minutes flailing about, beating the fish on that log, in an attempt to knock the fish off its beak. When it finally succeeded, it got down to the business of getting the fish oriented properly so that it could go down the hatch. Mmmmmm...good eats!

Anhinga with meal

Anhinga with meal

Anhinga with meal

Anhinga with meal

1 comment:

Mike said...

Fantastic photo series!