Taken on a walk around the Magnolia Plantation boat pond (old rice fields).
An Anhinga was fishing around the pilings. Ellen and I were on opposite sides just grabbing a few shots. Here you can see why they are called a ‘snake bird’.
I expected another dive from the bird. Instead she jumped up shaking off water to dry.
She actually used an old large nail head to hang on to. Anhinga are terribly unstable when standing or walking.
Later I took a few other photographs of an Anhinga here too. I’m not sure if it was the same bird.
Note; Anhinga, like Cormorants, have no oil for their feathers. If they don’t dry off on a continuous basis they can’t fly and swimming is difficult.