Anhinga

Anhinga Drying Off

Anhingas often climb into trees with branches that hang over the pond for drying off. I’ve more frequently seen them down close to the water but this one was over my head giving an interesting view of his very long body.

Anhinga
Anhinga

From this view you can the sharpness of the beak, clearly adapted to spearing fish.

Anhinga
Anhinga

They are often vocal, making a low croaking sound, likened to a frog with a soar throat by Cornell’s All About Birds.

Anhinga
Anhinga

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