Daily Archives: February 14, 2019


At Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, Florida, the Anhingas have taken to drying their wings on the ground. Other places I see them generally in trees or on old palm trunks, or tucked into the mangroves at least…but at the Orlando Wetlands they just haul out at the edge of the pond and spread themselves to dry. And they are not particularly disturbed by humans. I walked right by several and they did no more than crane their necks at me. They were not in full breeding plumage yet when I visited, but coming on toward it. This bird shows the full wing pattern of black and white. Sony RX10iv at 327mm equivalent (so I was really close). My birds and wildlife modifications to Program mode. 1/640th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.