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"I got my fish, where is yours?" | by Michael Skelton
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"I got my fish, where is yours?"

Here is another image of a snowy egret with a pinfish I caught and fed it. I have learned how to throw my cast net and catch my own fish to give to the birds.

 

I will stand on the dock ( I am not supposed to do this ) and net about 20-50 little fish, what ever I can get. When I feel like I have enough, I will climb down off the dock and go to the car and get my camera and tripod. I set my camera up pointing down slightly and use a little dip net that I bought to catch the baitfish from my 5 gallon bucket. I bought it to keep from getting my hands wet with saltwater and then touching my camera. Saltwater mixes well with nothing.

 

I will catch a fish and then take it to the dock and set the fish down there and then hurry back to my camera and wait for the action to begin. It begins and ends very quickly and I miss more shots than I get. I need a partner, any volunteers?

 

The birds eat the fish very quickly and chase each other around, squalk and honk at each other. It's funny watching these birds trying to intimidate each other. I hope that ya'll like my birds!

Mike

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Taken on August 9, 2009