Florida Bound

~If anyone has any ideas what this male Wood Duck is eating, can you please leave a comment? Taken at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 4/30/15.~

Tomorrow night, Tricia and I are heading to Bonita Springs, Florida for a week’s vacation. I’m excited as I plan on doing a fair amount of birding while we are there. I am going to post if I find the time while were are down there, otherwise I will post next weekend – I’m hoping for some good birds!

~This is my FOY Gray Catbird, 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 4/30/15.~
~This is my FOY Gray Catbird, 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 4/30/15.~

16 thoughts on “Florida Bound”

  1. Have a great time! If you get the chance, bird Bonita Beach, that’s where we stay (Salty Surf) the birding is great there!

    1. Thanks Patty, I was thinking it looked like a snail too but then thought it could also be some form of vegetation. I think this calls for some research… Matt

  2. I agree with Patty it looks like the Woodie is eating a snail.

    Have a fun and safe trip to FL. and I will be anxious to see what you get shots of.

    Best wishes, Ken

  3. The dangling piece in the wood duck’s snack reminds me of a scorpion’s tail. Obviously, that’s no help whatsoever in answering your question.

    Get some good FL birds and have fun!

    1. Okay so two votes for snail and one for scorpion’s tail, lol. Thanks for checking in Marianne, hope to run into you out there when I return. Matt

  4. Gotta agree with everyone else – looks like a snail to me. Maybe when the woodie picked it up, the snail grabbed onto a piece of the swamp slime it was sitting on, holding on for dear life. Or maybe the snail was wearing a scorpion suit to scare off predators?

    1. Well, Tim, I think you figured it out – it’s a snail wearing a scorpion suit, lol. I’m glad that mystery has been solved. Thanks for the comment Tim. Matt

  5. I came to tell you SNAIL!! but I see everyone is letting you know! Enjoy your stay here in Florida, It was a pleasure to have met you and Trisha! Looking forward to seeing your Florida work!

    1. Who knew how pertinent snails would be for me this week? Great to meet you Cindy and thanks again for the incredible SNAIL KITE evening! Matt

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