Anhinga owns the boat!

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Anhinga owns the boat!

Postby Spider » May 21, 2008 9:21 pm

This boat has been blocking my view of the fish in the lake for a while now. This Anhinga hen has taken a liking to it. (it's now turned upside down on the bank - and covered in poo) :)

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Postby Spider » May 26, 2008 11:49 am

Apparently I can't get enough of these birds. At least the photo quality is getting better. :)

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Postby Hapygdnr » May 26, 2008 10:10 pm

Very nice pictures. You are getting pretty good with that new camera! So ... do they swim with their bodies under the water like that? or was she/he just coming up from the dive to catch the fish? Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see things from other parts of the country.
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Postby Hapygdnr » May 26, 2008 10:10 pm

Very nice pictures. You are getting pretty good with that new camera! So ... do they swim with their bodies under the water like that? or was she/he just coming up from the dive to catch the fish? Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see things from other parts of the country.
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Postby Spider » May 27, 2008 4:46 pm

That's as much as they surface. Most of the time you only see a swell in the water and then the snake-like head and neck. They are not waterproof like ducks, and less so than Comerants. That's why they are always on the bank (or boats, lol) sunning their wings.
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