Anhinga

Sunday evening I gathered my family up and we went to the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades.  This is a place I frequent often in the winter months (when I can anyway).  It is a great place to go because it is the dry season.  The dry season brings in all the birds and alligators like to warm up in the sun.  As a photographer I tend to take things slowly and will often sit down and wait for something cool to happen.  Most of the time I end up just sitting in the grass with nothing to show for my patience.  This becomes more difficult when I have my family with me because they tend to get bored...  Especially the 2 year old who just walks around and says "another bird....  funny looking"...

This day I did get lucky because I encountered something different.  The first photo is of an anhinga doing a dance.  It was strange, and to my sons credit, funny looking.  Still, it made for a different image. 
As I made my way around the trail my wife comes to me and points out some babies in a nest (it is always good to have a spotter).  The good news; It was feeding time! 
I have mentioned this in the past but it is important to return to the same place as often as possible because you just never know what you will find.