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Old May 14, 2010, 9:53 PM   #11
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Old May 16, 2010, 7:33 AM   #12
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Thanks very much!
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Old May 19, 2010, 3:51 PM   #13
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What kind of bird is #2?
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Old May 19, 2010, 7:37 PM   #14
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I believe it's called an Anhinga (a snake bird) -- although I admit I am far from an expert on such things. Here's another shot of the same kind of bird without the wings spread out.
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Old May 19, 2010, 8:54 PM   #15
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I believe it's called an Anhinga (a snake bird) -- although I admit I am far from an expert on such things. Here's another shot of the same kind of bird without the wings spread out.
Right you are, it is an Anhinga. And the last one is a Boat-billed Heron - it looks like a Black-crowned Heron from the side, until you see the wide bill from the front (great for catching frogs). Thanks for the posts - not critters we see every day.
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Old May 20, 2010, 7:30 AM   #16
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Penolta, thanks for the confirmation and the identification of the Boat-billed Heron. I really should try to get better versed in the area. I'm always amazed at people who seem to be able to identify every kind of bird from far away.
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Old May 21, 2010, 6:41 AM   #17
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I believe it's called an Anhinga (a snake bird) -- although I admit I am far from an expert on such things. Here's another shot of the same kind of bird without the wings spread out.
Thanks!

Our house backs up to a conservation area and we have one of these that I occasionally see out there. I've taken a few pictures of him. He is always drying out those wings. Great looking bird.
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