Great catch all around! 🙂 But I’m looking at the size of the egret’s body and at the size of the fish, and I’m thinking it’s going to do more than just fill him up, LOL! Reply ↓
Great catch all around! 🙂 But I’m looking at the size of the egret’s body and at the size of the fish, and I’m thinking it’s going to do more than just fill him up, LOL!
It never fails to amaze me the size of fish these birds will catch and eat. There are times when the bird will think about it and decide to drop the fish and walk away, but mostly they get it down.
It’s surprising that an egret could fly after having such an enormous meal!
They usually don’t fly right away. They stand around for a while with a funny look on their face.
Great meal and great picture!!!! He is eating the best food in the world….would love to have dinner with him….Great Shot! Thanks Phil
These birds know where to get the best and most freshest seafood for sure!
Ha – or plug him up!
Well yeah that’s a distinct possibility too.
Wow! He must have had a tough time getting that down. Nice details!
They work on it for a while but eventually get it down somehow. Lucky for the egret the eagle wasn’t around to steal the fish.
Wow! He struck lucky there!
They get lucky like this on occasion, but more often they have to make do with lots of small snack size fish!
I burst out laughing. What a mouthful!
Watching them thinking about it and deciding if they for sure want to really try to swallow a fish like this can be comical. 🙂
Hard one to swallow I bet.
Fish this size do involve a lot more work and requires a major decision be made.
What a catch…for both of you!
At least I don’t have to swallow a big fish I just photograph them doing it. 🙂
That’s a fine looking fish. I’d almost consider grabbing it from him for my own dinner. Any idea what type it is?
I think that fish is probably a mullet which is a big bird favorite. Eagles ospreys, blue herons, and wood storks all love ’em!
Excellent timing , Phil ! Beautiful shot !
Thanks very much utham, glad you enjoyed this egret photo!
Wow! What a feast 😉
Yes that should keep the bird full for quite a while!
I should think so!!!
Ya never know though, sometimes even after a big meal they go right back in for more. Guess they figure they are on a hot streak!
Get it while the goings good!
Sometimes they come up with something other then the little fish. 🙂 Thanks for looking Gareth!
Haha, what a great catch …. literally and figurative
Hey thanks very much! Glad to know you enjoyed seeing the hungry egret. 🙂