Photographs of life around Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland, and the occasional road trip. Links to classical music and the arts in Howard County and the Baltimore-Washington, DC, area. ***** Ongoing project, started August 2014: I'm scanning film photos taken during a 1996-97 visit to Australia. *****
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thanksgiving Water Turkey
Anhinga, or water turkey, seen on a manmade lake in Kinston, North Carolina, over Thanksgiving week. I thought I had a cormorant species, but this bird looks so much like the anhinga I know from my teenage years spent in south Florida. It turns out that the anhinga's northern range extends to North Carolina.
The upper bird in this view is almost definitely an anhinga -- if I'm wrong, then call me a water turkey! The buff colored slender neck ending in sharp delineation with the darker lower plumage looks just like other images of anhinga I've been studying. I'm not sure what the lower bird is...