Morning In The Marsh
Very active in the marsh pond this morning.
We watched an alligator catch and eat one of the biggest fish we have ever seen taken by a gator in the pond. Speaking of fish, there were a few ospreys circling overhead and we saw one or two successfully grab a fish from the pond.
An anhinga had a little luck as well. The anhinga is a water bird that fishes by swimming under the water and spearing a fish on the end of it’s sharp bill. A snowy egret was utilizing a fly and fish technique which gets the water all boiling over with agitated fish. The nearby alligators seem to have the the same effect on the fish as well. Egrets were swooping around almost continuously which provided some interesting views of their landing techniques. The bald eagle also put in a much appreciated fly by over the pond. Always love seeing the eagles. Fun and interesting morning for sure.