Baby anhingas from June.
Younger anhingas begging Dad to feed them.
He’s trying to ignore the three babies. He’s probably hoping Mom is coming back soon with food.
Actually, it looks like Dad was just waiting for his food to regurgitate back up so he can feed them.
These parents have it rough. I wonder if the babies ever poke the parents in the throat.
“I’m next.” says the other one.
The muscovy ducks were working on a family.
“Here’s a thank you kiss Honey.”
A few nests had older great egret babies that were still being fed by the parents.
I had forgotten to post these pictures of the anhinga babies from June. I had driven up north of Tampa to a neighborhood that had a small lake with a mangrove island in the middle. I had heard about stork island, where the wood storks were raising their babies and finally made the drive up. The island is in the middle of the lake so these are all extremely cropped. It was a challenge to see through all of the branches. It was great to see anhingas nesting there as well. I’ve only seen them nest at Gatorland. I’ll try to get up there earlier next year.
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