Awhile back, I found this great meme called Camera Critters. I love the pictures and decided that with my wealth of critter pictures down here in SW Florida, I would join in and I have for several weeks now. I would like to have you hop on over to Camera Critters. There you can either sign up for your own post for Camera Critters or see lots and lots of other great critter pics. So, now that you've done that--here is my critter for the day.
Here on Sanibel, we have lots of water and shore birds. The Anhingha is one of them. The first time I saw one with it's wings spread, I thought it was hurt. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has thought this. The Anhingha has no oil in it's feathers so it has to to spread them out to dry so that they can fly. The Anhingha is also called a Snake Bird because when it dives and comes back up, it's very thin neck looks like a snake. We live on a creek and near a pond. Today I caught these shots of an Anhingha. This guy decided to go back in the water after spreading his wings.