Anhinga Hunt

Anhinga Hunt

I think he spotted me first but he was busy fishing and had found a deep trench in the side swamp. There were fish so we played hide and seek. He was not leaving.

This side of the swamp trail is not always filled with any significant amount of water. But it was full the other day, the full length of the trail.

Anhinga Hunt
Anhinga Hunt

This is a diving bird, so yes he went under a lot. They swim fast but here it was crowded with roots, brush and branches. I walked along and shot whenever I found an opening.

The Anhinga came up with fish at least three times, even flipped one up in the air. I missed the catch in the branches blocking my view.

This swamp is an Anhinga rookery so it’s good to see them here and fishing around the nesting trees.

Anhinga Hunt
Anhinga Hunt

I haven’t gone through all the shots. It’s a pretty long swamp and we watched each other for a good while. I did not take a photo of him ‘waddling’ past me heading to the open water on the other side of the trail, it could have bothered him me being there. I did watch though.

With luck I might have a fish in the batch.

 

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