Fresh Flounder For Dinner… Almost
This afternoon and egret plucked himself a nice fresh flounder out of the salt marsh during low tide. The egret struggled with the oddly shaped fish for almost ten minutes before bringing it back into the reeds and dropping it in the mud.
The egret finally decided there was no way he could swallow the flounder the way he would a more streamlined fish, and abandoned it despite all the effort.
A bit later I saw this same egret snacking on some tiny minnows and shrimp and I know leaving his prize catch had to hurt…