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 or 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.