I had a few opportunities with this bird. Anhinga seem to want fresh, soft, branches for nesting more than others. It’s hard work for them too. Their wide webbed feet don’t do well out of the water.
These birds breed in the Lowcountry rookeries now. Primarily a South American bird they were one of the first tropical birds to move north. Anhinga are aggressive during the mating season. The only thing they seem to fear are the Alligators. Since the bird hunts underwater they are very aware of the local gators.
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Ted, this is brilliant! The male is so hasome. I didn’t know that Anhingas fear only alligators 🙂
They swim underwater in the same dark swamps as gators.