Monday, March 14, 2011

Anhinga Trail

The Anhinga Trail is a birding hotspot in the Everglades National Park.  A short boardwalk leads out from a parking lot near the beginning to the road leading to Flamingo, Florida.  Despite being crowded with tourists, birders and nonbirders alike, the Anhinga Trail birds are remarkably tame--so tame that Erika and I felt we were photographing birds in a zoo.
The first two birds are rails, the Common Moorhen (top) and the Purple Gallinule, (middle).  Both rails lack a duck's webbed toes.  The bird below is the trail's namesake, the Anhinga.

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