Some fish for pleasure others fish for food. Those that fish for food are quite good, actually very skilled, for if they’re not, survival is in question. This common egret found the trapped fish in Hawkins Slough easy pickings. Flooding of the hay fields allowed spawning fish access to areas that are normally dry. When the waters receded, these fish were trapped and became food for birds, racoons and other opportunistic feeders. Those that avoided being eaten became fertilizer when the waters evaporated and the fields became pastures once more.
Hawkins Road, Ferrisburgh, Vermont 06/15/2011
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