Sunday, February 2, 2014

NATURE NOTES


I will be linking with Michelle's Nature Notes and sharing photos of an Anhinga fishing.  

I found this lovely bird at the Everglades National Park where we saw a phenomenal amount of wildlife.  I overheard one of the Rangers tell visitors that from January to March was the best time to visit, and I can well believe it.  We were not disappointed and took a whole lot of photos which I will be sharing in future posts.  


It seemed that all the birds we saw were fishing.









You can find out more information about the Anhinga at the The Cornell's Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds, which you can find at this link.


After a busy time swimming and fishing, the Anhingas dry off their wings in the sun.  The day we visited the park was very hot and humid.  


Thank you  for hosting this lovely meme Michelle.
You can see other Nature Notes lovers here.

31 comments:

Arija said...

Marvellous shots of your darters, very similar to ours only obviously not quite as shy.
I love to see them doing what they do best - fishing.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---you all were there at the best time... Your photos are awesome. That Anhingas is a fantastic bird... WOW!

Hugs
Betsy

Regina said...

Amazing captures Denise.

Happy new week.

xo

Regina

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A grand collection of photos of an amazing bird. Every picture shows something different - I like that.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, awesome captures of the Anhinga! I loved the Everglades Nat'l Park. Have a happy day!

Stewart M said...

These are splendid and strange birds - we have a very similar species here - they are often called snake birds!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Valerie said...

Anhinga! Never heard of it before, but what a superb bird. Your pictures are, as well. Have you ever thought of getting them printed in a book? I know a few who have done it and they say it is a very worthwhile exercise.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Great shots Denise. I love the Everglades. Have visited in the past when I lived there, or when my son was stationed at Key West or when I traveled to Miami or Lauderdale on business. Dianne.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pic with the bird with a fish in its mouth.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wow- what fantastic shots, but also how fun to get to be there at the right time to see the birds fishing.

TexWisGirl said...

FABULOUS SET!!! awesome captures, denise!

KaHolly said...

Well done!! You were able to post a remarkable series of photos of the Anhinga, one of the birds that fascinates me the most!!

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, impressive shots of the anhinga! I always see them drying their wings, but never in the water and certainly never with a meal in its mouth. Good job!!

gigihawaii said...

Denise, I am still having problems with freezing screens. However, this time is good. I loooove your photos of the wildlife and flowers.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise Well those birds are certainly fishing and you caught them in the act!! I love the second shot where you can see the bird's body under the water, That is amazing as the water must be very clear.

Mary said...

Wow, these photos are fantastic! I´ve never heard of these birds before but they are gorgeous!

Roy Norris said...

Well, what a strange bird Denise, great shots.

Brian King said...

Awesome shots!!! Congratulations!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots. I've always wanted to visit the everglades. I've been to Key West several times on family trips but have only flown over the everglades. That bird is a beauty.

Cloudia said...

weird and wonderful!!!!!!!



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ladyfi said...

What an unusual looking bird - great pictures!

Em Parkinson said...

What an amazing bird. It somehow looks like it shouldn't be in the water with those tail feathers sticking out! Great shots Denise.

Leora said...

What a beautiful bird, but it looks like that fish was once a beauty as well - poor fish! So it goes in nature (of course, I had fish for supper last night).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love anhingas. And isn't it wonderful that the best time to visit the Everglades is the same time that all of us snowbirds are here too? (you can qualify as a temporary snowbird now!). We haven't made it to the Glades yet this season, but we will by the end of next month (I hope).

KL said...

Absolutely magnificent shots. What lovely captures. I have never been to that park and really need to go there.

thomas said...

Wow! Very sharp beak.

Karen said...

Fabulous captures Denise. Looks like it ended up with a full tummy!

jabblog said...

Fabulous shots.You were clever to capture the fishing.

SeagullSuzie said...

Brilliant shots of the bird fishing and resting after some hard work

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow. What an amazing series Denise. Happy to learn about this bird.... Michelle

Kay said...

You really caught fantastic action shots. I love it that you actually caught that bird with a fish on its beak. Wow!