Bird Week V: Rocket Birds 2 / by Dave Hileman

I was thrilled to get this shot of a preening Anhinga along a canal in the Canaveral National Seashore. The light was in the right place, he/she seemed unperturbed by my approach. The only issue was I had to hand hold the camera because of the foliage and the angle but it still came out very well. The Anhinga does not have waterproof feathers like a duck so they spread their wings to dry as this one is doing.  A very interesting  bird and I know you want to learn more so click here: