Anhinga And The Catfish, A Series - click to enlarge

Anhinga And The Catfish, A Series

I first noticed this bird when his head popped up from under the water. The bird was covered in weeds and thrashing his beak around. I was sure he had caught something but no idea what.

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Anhinga And The Catfish, A Series – click to enlarge

It obviously wasn’t a little minnow to flip up and swallow when he saw over to the wooden platform. Oh yeah, he also pushed a Blue-winged Teal out of the way.

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The trick now was two fold, first get the fish off his beak (they spear with their sharp bill), and at the same time flip him in the air for a head first grab.

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Anhinga And The Catfish, A Series – click to enlarge

This is not easy with larger catfish so it took more than a few tries. It’s not his first time so eventually all the moving parts came together.

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