Friday, March 7, 2014


I have shared photos of the Anhinga before but I was so taken and found it an extraordinary bird.  I particularly love the first photo where it is looking up towards the sky.  We were walking along the Anhinga Trail at the Everglades on our road trip last January.

To learn more about this bird click here.  Scroll down on that page and you will find an audio button sharing its call.

The sign reads: 

"This trail skirts the edge of a fresh water slough, where wildlife is likely to appear at close range.  The encounters are not exactly random; during dry season the slough operates like one of the many gator holes throughout the shallow river of grass.  In these deeper pools, fish become concentrated, attracting alligators, wading birds, and a throng of other creatures.  The drama is not just the largest egret or alligator but the combination of creatures and conditions - the water level, the killifish, the pond apple trees.

Anhingas may be found along this trail in abundance, often with their back to the warm sun and their wings out to dry.  Anhingas need this water because they feed by diving."

I am joining Misty's Camera Critters, Eileen's Saturday's Crittersand Anni's Bird D'Pot.  Thank you for hosting these great memes ladies.