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Description of Eye on a Gal

This male Anhinga is intently gazing at something, I think he had his eye on a female anhinga.  The anhinga is a common site around ponds and lakes in Florida.  They can often be seen basking in the sun drying their feathers; they don’t have oil on their feathers like other aquatic birds. Or, they can be seen  perched above the water watching for a fish to spear.  Because they have dense heavy bones, they swim with their bodies submerged and only their heads above water which gives them a snake like appearance. I saw this guy at the Audubon rookery in Venice, Florida.


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