Fishing In The Marsh…Final Chapter
After a brief interlude featuring a hungry egret, here is the final chapter of the bald eagle from last week’s fishing expedition in the marsh.
About 45 minutes after the activities of the previous two posts took place, and just as we were about to conclude that the eagle had flown off for the day, we look across the marsh to see it flying above the tree tops apparently with plans to continue fishing. By now though, dark clouds had moved in making lighting conditions much worse then in the previous photos, and I was trying to keep up by changing camera settings on the fly so to speak.
Well…the eagle makes a quick loop around, then heads down into the marsh where, if you look carefully, you can see a great blue heron in among the reeds. The heron must have caught a fish and the eagle spotted that and decided he wanted the heron’s fish. As is typical of such encounters, the eagle gets his way and emerges from the reeds with the purloined fish.
So now the eagle does another loop around the marsh, then turns and heads triumphantly in my direction giving me a last look at it’s current acquisition before finally clocking out for the day!