Fishing for food

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.
Fishing egret is Hawkins sloughSPEARING
Fishing egret is Hawkins sloughSUCCESS
Fishing egret is Hawkins sloughHawkins Road, Ferrisburgh, Vermont 06/15/2011


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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