Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crops & Clips: Anhinga

My weekly potpourri gathered from the archives ties together several memes and features the Anhinga, also called Water Turkey and Snake-bird.

Green Cay wetlands, West Palm Beach County, Florida, February 20, 2011

Anhinga with trophy 20110220

Our back yard lake, Miramar, Florida, May 24, 2009

Anhinga 20090524


Anhinga drying its wings on decoy that keeps our lawn irrigation intake off the bottom of our lake, Miramar, Florida, August 22, 2014.

Anhinga on Decoy 3-20140822

My Mother told me to "never eat anything bigger than my head." (If video fails to appear in the space below, CLICK HERE )



This Anhinga brings home a trophy, but not without incident. (If video fails to appear in the space below, CLICK HERE)


My favorite Anhinga-watching places--

Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, Pembroke Pines, Florida, May 28, 2014...

Chapel Trail boardwalk 2-20140528

...and Green Cay wetlands in West Palm Beach County, March 18, 2012

Green Cay boardwalk HDR 91-20120318



Linking to CAMERA CRITTERS,

Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS 

GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa). 

and SKYWATCH FRIDAY 


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24 comments:

  1. that first shot is AMAZING! and the other slide-shows/videos showing the progression, too! amazing those gullets can expand like that! thanks, in advance, for linking in!

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  2. Amazing photography and what is also amazing is how they can swallow those huge fish. Thank you for showing us up close how it is done.

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  3. That first shot is such an amazing capture.

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  4. Wow the Anhinga is a fascinating bird. Great shot with it catching the fish. The nature preserve looks like a great place to enjoy wonderful scenic views and wildlife.

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  5. This is amazing footage of this Anhinga. I loved the video an also the shot of the long boardwalk. Beautiful skies as well

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  6. beautiful images. My word he really did eat that fish. I thought it was going to get stuck in his throat.

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  7. Extraordinary shots, Kenneth. Love the clouds in that last shot too.

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  8. Beautiful captures all of them! Am off to read your about section - somehow your name rings a bell...

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  9. Amazing bird! Love that shot of the Anhinga getting the fish. Looks like a great place to bird. And hopefully the weather is nicer:)

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  10. Incredible timing on that first shot! The video is cool, too!

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  11. Wow! Just incredible! What a wonderful moment in nature to get to see.! Loved the photos and the videos. I really thought the fish was super-imposed on that first shot, and then I realized, oh, no, this is REAL! I am amazed.

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  12. Beautiful shots - that first one is memorable!

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  13. Wow, the first shot is an amazing capture. I love this Anhinga post. And the sky is lovely too. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Your pictures are really incredible... ^^ Nice work on them.

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  15. Fantastic set of images of birds of great clarity.

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  16. That first shot is truly amazing.

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  17. That first shot is amazing... the clarity and light is perfect

    Mollyxxx

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  18. Oh wow, what amazing captures of the Anhinga! The clouds in the last shot are awesome too!

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  19. It almost looks like photoshop...How perfect! Like those videos, too.
    ~

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  20. The Anhinga is a pretty amazing bird. Wonderful stills and videos!

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  21. I love the shot of the bird drying its wings.

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  22. The Anhinga photos are amazing- incredible shots. I can picture the Anhinga expanding its jaws but don't understand how it makes the fish go down, perhaps the scales facing backward keep it from backing up? I haven't seen them, just comorants.

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