Tag Archives: anhinga

On the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great egrets and spoonbills were in the air and in the muck. Bittern, limpkin, anhinga and wood stork on the trail. A house wren hiding in the bushes. Coot with cool feet. A kingfisher actually sitting still. Purple gallinule eating … Continue reading

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Critters in the backyard

This lady kingfisher has been a regular visitor this past winter. She’s either on the dock or on the boat lift poles. Mr Grumpy (great blue heron) sometimes naps on our dock. An anhinga paid a visit recently. My resident … Continue reading

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Same Ole, Same Ole

The barred owls have been hanging out next to the parking lot for a while now. The reserve is full of green herons. They are now a usual suspect. Along with male anhingas showing off. And the glossy ibis sparkling … Continue reading

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Morning walk with the usual suspects.

The anhingas are always along the trail striking a pose. All of the usuals: green heron, wood stork, snowy egret and limpkin. I’ve been seeing the purple gallinules on a regular basis in the same spot. The one with the … Continue reading

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Busy birds at Circle B Bar Reserve

Seen out in the marsh: black crowned night heron, pied grebe, American bittern, glossy ibis and an anhinga. Saw the above Carolina wren hiding in a bush. A great egret playing with his meal. I saw this hawk on a … Continue reading

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All birds, no bugs.

Crazy parrots along the utility poles near the parking lot. Pretty faces of the pied grebes. That last one thought I couldn’t see him behind the reeds. Flashes of white flying by. A very young anhinga that must have been … Continue reading

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They grow up so fast.

Scruffy looking baby egrets. I think these were snowy egrets. Baby blue herons sticking close together. Baby anhingas already grown up. Tiny baby wood stork on the nest. Baby great egrets in various stages of growing up. I was watching … Continue reading

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A walk after work

Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him. Trying to share the same space. The anhingas were drying off. Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces. A great blue heron with his … Continue reading

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The lazy hike at Lake Apopka

Pied grebes were floating everywhere. There were a handful of glossy ibis. The lake was full of coots down from the north for the winter. This guy was right over my car. I took this hanging out the window. “Stop … Continue reading

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Windy sunny day right before Christmas

It was raining “blue-gray gnatcatchers” at the park. Some of the bigger birds  braving the wind. The great blue heron in the last picture was sitting on the nest. This lady should be a pig, not an anhinga. She gulped … Continue reading

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