Friday, May 31, 2013

Anhinga

Spotted this beauty while we were out and about.
We turned around so I could happily snap!

Hope this post finds everyone well and looking forward to summer. :)

My son got a job at Wet 'n Wild as a lifeguard for the summer.  He's very excited and we're very proud of him!

P.S.  Thank you, TexWisGirl, for your help identifying this beauty. :)







28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great shots of this slick bird! (but are you sure he's not an anhinga? i think cormorants have hooked bills?)

TexWisGirl said...

and congrats to your son!!!

Tina C said...

TexWis knows everything!
Great shots, Marie.

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

A real beauty of a bird.
Congratulations on your son's work!
Hugs.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's a pretty bird, you've captured him perfectly! Congrats to your son, too. He'll be nicely tanned by the end of summer. And I hope his job is relatively easy and he doesn't have to actually rescue anyone!
Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

wow, what an amazing looking bird and your shots are great.
congrats to your son.

Annie said...

Congrats on your son getting a summer job. Not easy to accomplish these days.

Great series of photo of the beautiful bird.

Haddock said...

Their long necks make them unique.

Beth said...

The shots of the bird are beautiful.

Congrats to your son for landing a summer job. It will be fun for him too.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I don't know the right name, but i know that it is pretty. Congrats to your son! sandie

Ginny said...

What a find! He is wet, glossy, and gorgeous!! I love how they dry off, and you even got in flight pictures! You got it all from beginning to end.

Maple Lane said...

Superb photos!

So happy for your son. Way to go!

Ms. A said...

Great shots, Marie! I would have guessed cormorant, but I don't know squat. Tex is a pro with bird identification!

Ms. A said...

Oh, yeah... Congrats to your son!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful Anhinga, Marie,.... So pretty--and sleek...

Congrats to your son.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Eva Ason said...

Wow, great photos. Am happy for your son getting that job :) I bet it's an interesting one.
Having a relaxing Saturday here. Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Eva

Sandra said...

good job on the anhinga pics, i love to see them with wings stretched, drying themselves out before they dive again for fish.. so happy you now have a lifeguard in the family... he will be busy busy at wet and wild for sure.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a neat bird!

Shug said...

Yea, for your son! Those jobs can sometimes be hard to find. Great photos!
blessings,
Shug

Catherine said...

Wishing your son good luck at his new job!
Great captures!
xo Catherine

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SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats to your son! I'm glad to hear he is excited, he is going to have a fun summer.

TexWisGirl knows her birds! Those are great shots Marie.

ImSoVintage said...

Wow, what an amazing bird. Beautiful photos. xo Laura

Lynn Proctor said...

what an artist eye you have marie!!

Betty Manousos said...

hi marie. wow!!

great series of photos.

congrats to your precious son!

have a lovely weekend~

big hugs~

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

Gorgeous picture Marie! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Annmarie Pipa said...

yea for working teens!!!!!!!

Deb Crecelius said...

Beautiful photo
and
congrats to your son.