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sailronin

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Anhinga (snake bird) feeding her chicks
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:05:19 AM »



Getting ready for feeding, regurgitating food.




Breakfast is served


All the way in to get the most food.

Nikkon D700 with Sigma 150-500mm zoom

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Re: Anhinga (snake bird) feeding her chicks
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 06:50:05 PM »

The second one seems to have the best focus of the three.  From a biologist's perspective, I was intrigued that s/he hadn't dumped the unhatched egg in the lower left... also, that third chick is not long for this world.  Unfortunate, but that's the way it goes.

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Re: Anhinga (snake bird) feeding her chicks
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 07:08:02 PM »

Nice observation Mike, we usually see this with the first year hawks and saw it over and over with Australian Black Swans...(here they were laying mid-winter and we would step in for their ultimate safety by removing those eggs and quickly removing the perished so as not to draw the bobcats...the older more experienced pairs were fastidious about their nests). Understanding nature's method of survival of the species (fittest) can indeed be painful for many to observe but somehow so much wiser than out misquided efforts to step in...and yet someone told me years ago...beware those who have been damaged and survived...

Nice to see such instructional images...hope you were shooting long ... :)
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