Thursday, June 1, 2017
June Theme Day: Nature
That large bird is an anhinga, sometimes called a snakebird because of its long neck, standing on the branch of the tree and spreading its wings out to dry in the breeze after taking a swim. In the second photo, it appears as though the bird has turned its head around and is stretching that long neck down to scold that turtle sitting below on the other branch. You can really see how long that neck is! The turtle showed no signs of backing down. Those turtles in the last shot were swimming around under the boardwalk I was standing on. I think they thought I had some food. If you are wondering about the color of the water in this lake, I think it is due to an overgrowth of algae because it usually is more clear.
The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is nature. To see other participants' interpretations of the theme, visit the CDP Theme Day gallery here.