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Anhinga Setting Up House

Certainly not an award winner here yet even getting this type of photograph is not an easy thing. Anhinga built nests in the same rookeries as Herons and Egrets. However, they start around the time Egrets have almost settled in.

That small difference in time frame makes for problems. The trees are starting to leaf out.

Anhinga Setting Up House
Anhinga Setting Up House

Once that starts there are few open opportunities for a clear photograph.

A Reflex Shot, Snowy Egret

I actually caught the bird. I am completely surprised. I had no time to think since I spotted him at the last moment.

Now, what you don’t see. The other 10 really badly missed images, LOL. If I wasn’t using a wildlife setup even this wouldn’t be here.

A Reflex Shot, Snowy Egret
A Reflex Shot, Snowy Egret

When you hear the old ‘gear doesn’t count’, they probably don’t go out to the ‘boonies’  very often.