Woody’s Evening Snack
Last night our pal Woody snagged himself a fish out of the salt marsh. He walked around for a bit trying to get control of the yummy treat but he got it down fine. A few of his friends were nearby and jealous over the tasty snack, but too bad…they have to get their own!
Smashing shots, Phil! What a beauty …
Well… the wood stork face can be a bit rough on the eyes, but I’m rather fond of them for some reason.
This album is a great tutorial on ‘fishing technique”.
If it was one of us out there ole Woody would catch something first I bet. I have to remind myself how good these birds can be whenever I’m about to complain that a bird has not caught a fish yet. 🙂
Stunning bird, and stunning shots, great techniques on “fishing”….thanks again.
It’s funny though, considering they are such big birds, I rarely see them catch big food. Thanks for checking.
Love the color and light. He was looking at you like “You’re not getting my fish.”
He was giving me a look heh heh, but he can keep his fish, he earned it. 🙂
I think you’ve shown me these guys enough they are starting to look cute!!
Ha! I knew it! This is how sneaky I can be. First it’s alligators, then it’s wood storks. Eventually I make the unlovable, lovable. Well maybe lovable is a bit too strong… 🙂
Happy for Woody, but not for that poor fishie with the pleading eyes. That beak is really something. 🙂
Woody was happy I’m sure but you know how it usually goes in fishie world… not too good sometimes. 😦
Thanks for looking Sylvia!
What a catch, and what a meal! Wood storks may not be lovely at first glance, but they impress me as acting dignified somehow.
Yeah I know what you mean, they do have sort of a dignified look but also have those big white fluffy bodies. 🙂
Interesting birds for sure. Thanks Lee!
I haven’t seen a wood stork before, even I didn’t know too. This is amazing bird. Especially with its neck. Seems like a jewelry on its neck… But of course as always you captured amazing pose… Thank you dear Phil, love, nia
Thank you so much for looking and for your very kind comments Nia! I’m glad you liked seeing the word stork, they are odd birds but fun too!
Oh my. Great manipulation of his snack so it would go down the gullet. Amazing.
The funny thing is that considering they are such big birds it’s unusual for me to see them eat anything other then tiny stuff. But Woody was happy with this fish though!
A big gulp!
It sure was a big gulp, and our pal Woody had a few friends around that were jealous over his prime catch!
Now that was a mouthful!
You would thing that being such large birds they would eat big fish more often but I mostly just see them catching and eating tiny shrimp and fish. Lots of them though I guess. 🙂
The fish didn’t want to go down.