Shrimp On The Run

Yesterday evening we were watching this spoonbill feeding in the salt marsh between the oyster beds. A favorite food of the spoonbills are these tiny transparent glass shrimp that are often brought in with the tide.  At one point spoonie got into a whole mess of the shrimp and they reacted by jumping out of the water and away from the pink predator. The spoonbill had the shrimp on the run and spoonie was on the chase as he followed them along the shallow water gobbling them up as he ran! 

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

Spoonbill Chasing Shrimp

31 thoughts on “Shrimp On The Run

  1. I’ve never seen those transparent shrimp. If you hadn’t explained, it would almost seem as though they were weird water droplets. The things I learn here….. 😉

  2. That is another detailed capture of nature at work. Amazing how those little glass guys go right into spoonie’s mouth! 🙂

    • Oh that pink spoonface bird was moving through the marsh like a shark through a school of mullet. Those shrimp that were not lucky enough to jump away became an instant entrée. Thanks for checking these out and glad you liked them.

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