Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Feet




I have nothing intelligent to say about this anhinga.  The photos are not great and there is no excuse for that because these birds (who do not have natural water repellent) must dry their wings when they come out of the water which results in them sitting very still for long periods of time in the full sun on branches.  Even an amateur can get a decent photo so what is my excuse?


Just, for some reason, this fellow looked so hopelessly happy and goofy that I had to post about him today.  Must be the brief spring that danced through our yard a few days ago.  Click on the photos if you do not believe me.

9 comments:

Pauline said...

He DOES look happy, especially in the first shot. Made me smile :)

Hilary said...

That's a cool bird. The cormorants do that with the wings too. I think they're fine photos.

Brian Miller said...

happy and goofy are good things...these are not bad at all...

Dianne said...

I think the photos are very good
and they made me smile

thanks for visiting my post about my granddaughter :)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Comical is a good way to describe them, between they way they fly, roost on branches to dry their wings, and swim through the water while holding their head and neck above the water line.

Dave King said...

The images ay it all. Superb!

Barry said...

We once had a canary who would dance along his perch whenever we would play "Putting On The Ritz!"

Somehow this guy reminds me of him.

sewa mobil said...

wow great post and great advice. I tend to only read the blogs that I find interesting .
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

Kerri said...

He does seem happy and I love those goofy feet. Your photos show his funny personality perfectly. Thanks for sharing those Florida beauties.