Anhinga

Anhinga and Cormorants are easily miss-identified. Anhinga’s have the long sharp pointed bill as the cormorants have the hooked bill.

Anhinga | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden
Anhinga | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden

What a task to eat for this Anhinga… flipping the fish up in the air multiple times in attempting to position its head first.

Anhinga | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden
Anhinga | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden

Finally after a couple of minutes the Anhinga was able to swallow the fish.


Links:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Anhinga

About Lake Apopka

Common Gallinule

A day trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive…. marsh bird heaven!

Common Gallinule | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden
Common Gallinule | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden

Lake Apopka is filled with common gallinules and recently additions!

Common Gallinule | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden
Common Gallinule | June 21 | Alice Mary Herden

What an amazing opportunity to observe the little ones as they are being taught to forge for food.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive: https://lakeapopkawildlife.us/


Links

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Gallinule/id