#16: Adventures in RV – January 30, 2017

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Our Neighbor, the Anhinga

We have another neighbor, who is a bird, at our RV park on Pine Island in Florida. Since he is so unusual, I thought I would share him with you. This is the Anhinga. Pretty awesome, huh? He lives at the edge of the water, one of the lakes on the property. The lake closest to where we are parked.

Our anhinga is a large bird. About four feet tall with an equal wingspan. It is a glossy black and swims underwater to fish. After swimming, the anhinga cannot fly. It has to sit at the side of the lake and hold its wings out to dry as it cannot fly with wet wings. It makes them too heavy. They also become a bit tame around people and like to sit on a perch along boat docks. Many anhinga’s live in the Everglades and close by. It will be interesting when Betsy, my dog, runs up on it!

The anhinga is a protected species.

 

 

#14: Adventures in RV Travel – January 27, 2017

 

Birds of South Florida

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Good news, dear readers! Wifi in the RV Park in which we are staying is now fixed! Someone (workers) UNPLUGGED IT?????? Above is a very special photo. This is a picture of an osprey nest high above the streets of Ft. Myers, FL. There are many of them at this time of year.

The picture above is that of various birds of South Florida. A stork on the left. An egret on the bottom right in the Everglades. A pelican on the top right.

The picture above are of two unidentified birds in the Everglades.