A Surprise Anhinga

A Surprise Anhinga

His head popped up, hanging onto a nice size fish. I had no idea he was swimming nearby.

A Surprise Anhinga
A Surprise Anhinga

Unlike other diving birds Anhinga use their sharp bill like a spear.

A Surprise Anhinga
A Surprise Anhinga
A Surprise Anhinga
A Surprise Anhinga

Like all these birds the fish is head first to avoid sharp gills.

A Surprise Anhinga
A Surprise Anhinga

This time the bird has him perfectly positioned… and it was gone in a flash.

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    1. At a local park here in Northern Virginia, there are currently a couple of Roseate Spoonbills, a Little Blue Heron, and a Tri-colored Heron, all unusual for this area. (The park has a boardwalk and is usually really crowded, so I have not seen “your” birds.)

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