(Continued from Part -1 )
This anhinga was working the canal and repeatedly came up with minnows. It was a challenge to try and get him in the photo before the fish was gone. I snapped this one just in time. The same anhinga is seen below with a bigger catch. It seems pretty amazing to me that a bird this size can swallow a fish as big as this one all in one gulp.
Another stop we made was the north beach at Fort De Soto Park. It felt really strange to arrive there to find the parking lot empty, even in the middle of spring break. Since the weather turned too cold for swimming and partying on the beach, the college kids had apparently resorted to indoor partying and we had the whole place to ourselves. There were literally 4 cars in the parking lot when we pulled up.
About the only thing I saw there was a pair of oystercatchers. They were pretty skiddish but eventually I managed toget close enough to get some photos. This is another species that I had been wanting to photograph, so I was glad to see them.