Another One Got Away!
Some of you may remember seeing the post from earlier this week where an anhinga lost it’s fish in a daring mid air escape.
Well this afternoon I was watching this spoonbill fishing in the salt marsh when I saw it catch a fish and the spoonie seemed to have the fish firmly grasped in it’s spatula shaped bill. But then, to both my and the spoonbill’s astonishment, the fish flopped out and dove to freedom!
The spoonbill tried to recapture the fish with a quick lunge and grab, but the fish successfully flew away from spoonie and out of my frame.
The now angry looking pink bird plunged it’s bill back into the water in an attempt to recapture the fish but no luck for spoonie but score one more for a lucky fish!