This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features the wonderfully bizarre ANHINGA. Within the United States, this cormorant-like, snake-like, dinosaur-like creature is normally found only in the Southeast.
We just spent the holidays visiting my brother in Titusville (Central Florida’s Atlantic Coast area). The birding in the Sunshine State is outstanding, especially when you don’t normally bird in that area of the country. By the way, Titusville hosts a birding festival every year in late January. For more information, go to: http://www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org
Some (but not all) of the birds we enjoyed in Central Florida:
LITTLE BLUE HERON
Happy new bird, everyone!