Driving the auto tour of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Oct. 2010, I spotted this Greater Yellowlegs hunting in the shallow waters of Rest Lake. He plunges his beak down in the water, feeling around for a morsel, and snaps the food up out of the water, then catches it and swallows it. This shot shows the “water dweller” (prey) after it was flipped up and made airborne by the bird, before it was caught and swallowed. Taken using a Canon 7D, 1/1000, f6.3, 400mm, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.
There is another shot of this bird in the frame prior to this one showing the catch in the bird’s beak, before he flipped it.