What’s The Rush?!
This morning I was watching an anhinga fishing in the marsh and he was doing quite well, floating in and out and catching several small fish.
Normally, when an anhinga is done fishing, it will make it’s way over to a portion of land because the bird has to stand around for a while and dry off the stretched out wings. But this guy suddenly burst up out of the water and flew off in a huge hurry. They can fly with wet wings if they need to but that’s usually reserved for an emergency situation such as evading a stalking alligator.
I suspected that might be the case here but I never did see an alligator although one could have been submerged and in stealth mode.
Perhaps this fellow just remembered he was late for a lunch date with the lovely Mrs. Anhinga…