One Lucky Fish…One Unhappy Bird

This past weekend I was watching an anhinga doing some early morning fishing in the marsh pond.

At one point she came up with a fish, then did a perfect mid air flip and what looked like was going to be a perfect catch except… the fish bounced off the lower portion of the anhinga’s bill, and splashed into the water where it was able to make a speedy escape!

Score one for the fortunate fish, but zero points for the disappointed anhinga.

Oh well, more where that came from, and this bird will go right back in and try again…

Anhinga Fishing in the Morning

Anhinga Fishing in the Morning

Anhinga Fishing in the Morning

Anhinga Fishing in the Morning

32 thoughts on “One Lucky Fish…One Unhappy Bird

  1. She certainly was trying to regain her meal. She’ll find another though! Hope that little guy didn’t have a heart attack!

    • Thanks a bunch! I have been observing and photographing anhingas for a few years now and can often predict approximately when one will flip a fish in mid air. That’s what I always try to capture. Some times I get it, some times I don’t. 🙂

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