Anhinga with trophy 20110220

Just as we were departing from the boardwalk, I caught the sight of what first looked like a stick with a fish on the end of it cutting across the water. The Anhinga headed for a log, where it displaced a couple of turtles that had been sunning there. It proceeded to pound the fish mercilessly, then attempted a "flip and catch," but it dropped the fish. The Anhinga then dove back into the water and shortly returned with its prize. After a few more thumps against the log, it flipped the fish up and down it went, head first.


Morning visit to Green Cay Wetlands in west Palm Beach County, Florida. Visit

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Taken on February 20, 2011