Date: 6/12/20 7:54 pm
From: Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Odd Occurrence Today - Anhinga
My wife and I drove to Patuxent North Tract today in search of the resident
Trumpeter Swans frequenting Merganser Pond. We had just arrived and I had
bins in my hand when I noticed what appeared to be a curled dark neck
holding a fish in its beak. I did observe a broad black profile below the
surface of the water as the critter moved toward the left side behind the
beaver lodge. I have seen Anhinga before and just viewed a YouTube video
that convinces me that I did indeed observe an Anhinga, though I’m aware
that we’re rather far north of their normal Summer range.

As there was no time to capture a photo before the bird seemed to
disappear, I did not post to eBird.

The point of this post is informational only; to alert others to expect the


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