Dunkin' Dinner by Kenneth Haley

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A yellowlegs sandpiper dunks a frog before swallowing it whole in the wetlands near Fern Ridge Lake, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Photo taken September 2009.

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amazing, amusing, frog, oregon, sandpiper, shorebird, wetlands, yellowlegs

Comments

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Thats an awesome capture! Nice image!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Oh my!!!! A fabulous ‘catch’!!!!! :-)

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture.. Just perfect timing..

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 4 years ago

    Super capture. Great to see this~

  • noffi
    noffiover 4 years ago

    Ken…Perfect timing! I cannot imagine how such a small bird could eat such a large frog whole. Great detail and focus in your image.
    Liz

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenover 4 years ago

    Goodness, what an awesome moment!! So very sharp and gee, it didn’t look like it could take that frog in! I love it!

  • Thank you, Joy. I’ll put up one of the yellowlegs swallowing the frog. It’s hard to believe he could do it.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenover 4 years ago

    You must have been torn between watching them and photographing them Ken?

  • There were other shorebirds that I was taking photos of, and I didn’t know what this one was doing. When I looked at the camera monitor after taking a few shots of the other ones, I saw the bird with the frog in the background, and I looked out at the muddy area and saw it. Then I started taking photos of it, laughing as I was shooting. He was having a lot of fun dunking the frog and then trying to swallow it. He finally got it down. Poor froggy!

    – Kenneth Haley

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenover 4 years ago

    :-) that’s still a big gulp!! Anyway, outstanding work! My bird subjects eat squishy berries and messy seeds and look ever so vegetarian next to yours Ken!

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 4 years ago


    what a capture.. well done….

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