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Fish Sticks

Started by jeremy1001, 01/26/2009 12:57PM
Posted 01/26/2009 12:57PM Opening Post
Most people this that birds catch there prey by using a biting action. That is not always the case. This is a Great Egret I imaged in Central Florida. The Great Egret can use that long beak like a sward and spear it's prey. I got lucky when I was shooting. The camera was running at burst mode at the time ,since this all happens very quickly.

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Posted 01/26/2009 03:42PM #1
He looks like he's thinking, "Now that I've got it, what do I do with it?"
Posted 01/27/2009 05:37AM #2
Neat shot. I've seen anhingas use their feet to hold down the fish while they draw out their beak.
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