Thursday, November 28, 2013

This Week's Crops & Clips: Anhinga

If your flair in fashions favors green goggles and corrugated tail feathers, you will just love the Anhinga.

Male in breeding plumage.

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This is a classic pose, as this female Anhinga dries her wings.

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This is an exciting encounter that I had with an Anhinga at Green Cay Wetlands in Palm Beach County (Two minute slide show). If you cannot see the video, try this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNIvDIk09uk&feature=player_detailpage



Back near home in our local wetlands, I watched as this Anhinga took on a big fish (one minute slideshow).  If the video does not display here, try this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTkc3AfZHnQ&feature=player_detailpage



Caring for a hungry chick.

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Anhingas are very graceful in flight.

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As I walked the trail along a canal where the water was only about two feet deep, I saw an Anhinga splashing noisily ahead of me. It was disturbed by my presence and took flight down the path away from me. 

Anhinga overhead.

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Ii suddenly made a U-turn and headed down the path straight at me. I know this was a deliberate hostile act.

Look out below! The cascade of excrement missed my shoulder by inches.

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2 comments:

  1. Awesome photos and a great post on the the cool Anhinga!

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  2. amazing gullets on those birds! enjoyed the slide shows a lot! thanks, ken!

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