Almost Got Away…

This afternoon I was watching a white ibis feeding in and around the oyster beds in the salt marsh. At one point the ibis plucked out a small mud crab but the little crab didn’t want to go quietly. The crab managed to fight it’s way out of the ibis’ long curved bill and the bird dropped it.

But…the hungry ibis was not about to let his tasty treat get away that easy. He immediately re-caught the crab and swallowed down the crunchy snack!

Ibis Catches Small Crab

Ibis Catches Small Crab

Ibis Catches Small Crab

Ibis Catches Small Crab

27 thoughts on “Almost Got Away…

  1. I love these photos~ What great exposure – captures the whites and the terrific beak and eye colors of the Ibis, and equally beautifully illustrates that rich deep blue of the water! Cool action, too!

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