Friday, March 13, 2009

American Anhinga at Lake Seminole Park

I really get a kick out of the American Anhinga as they try to air dry. Notice how the light comes through his neck. And look at those feet!

They stretch...

Then they stretch some more....

Then they try stretching out flatter.

These photos were taken at Lake Seminole Park during our October 2008 visit.
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17 comments:

Shellmo said...

You captured some great exercise photos!!!

Mildred said...

His feet remind me of a little ole puppy with great big feet!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are comical looking birds.Great shots.
Blessings,Ruth

troutbirder said...

That is one strange looking bird. They must be related to comorants somehow.

Rose said...

These are wonderful...glad you pointed out the feet because I am not sure I would have noticed them!

Connie said...

This is so neat. I love watching birds. Such a pretty bird too.

Denise said...

Great shots Leedra, love this imagry. He is certainly one very beautiful bird.

Jan said...

New bird for me, he's pretty funny.

Susie said...

These are fun photos. In the last picture he looks like a plane getting ready to take off.

The Early Birder said...

Loved the 'stretching'. Leedra this brought back memories of seeing just the head & neck swimming above the water during a visit to Florida many, many years ago. Thanks FAB

lisaschaos said...

Wow! He is magnificent and sure was showing off for you!

Pam said...

Awesome pictures. I especially love the last photo, because he looks like he is sunning.

Tina said...

You are so right..these guys always put on a great show of bend and stretch..and as you pointed out what a set of paws on that guy!! lol
Your pictures are great and you certainly captured him at his best!!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: That reminds me of the Cormorants and their antics.

Kallen305 said...

Wonderful shots! Love the wing spread!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow, what a gorgeous bird. I've never seen an anhinga before. Beautiful.
Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

That is very cool with the light going through the neck!

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