Woody Catches Two…Looses One…

Earlier this weekend I was watching this wood stork fishing in the salt marsh. At one point woody came up with two fish on one attempt. But astonishingly, one of the fish manages to twist and wriggle it’s way out of woody’s prodigious bill and plummet back into the water…perhaps to live to swim another day. Or maybe woody just snatched it back up again later. Either way. πŸ™‚Β 

Woody Catches Two Looses One

Woody Catches Two Looses One

Woody Catches Two Looses One

48 thoughts on “Woody Catches Two…Looses One…

  1. A fish in the craw is worth two in the beak…. or something like that? This is another one of your critters that has a bit of a prehistoric look to it…. something about that leathery looking head.

  2. At least it didn’t turn out to be double or nothing for Woody! The small, silver fish make me laugh. I was working on a swim platform this week – teak grating. Every time I made a quick move, glass minnows would jump and come up through the holes in the grate. I could have used Woody to help me clean those things up every time it happened. He would have thought he was at a buffet!

    • Woody would have loved that situation for sure!
      I saw this stork catch more fish in one evening then I see a flock of them catch all together, he was doing quite well for himself. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Phil-
    Thanks for the great pictures of the woodstorks. They are so interesting looking. I watch them at HBSP and notice they don’t make any sounds when they are in a group, just the sounds of their bills touching each other. I refer many people to your site!

    • That assessment sounds quite accurate and yes he should be happy he got something. Although…who knows, he might have re-caught that same fish later. 😯 πŸ™‚

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