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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Mon 01-Jul-13 09:00 PM
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"Feeding time"



Hi all.

One of the more interesting bird behaviors I encountered on my recent trip to Florida was the feeding behavior of the Anhingas. The chick sticks it beak down the parent's throat rather than the reverse as is true of the Egrets and Herons. Here is a shot from the Venice Rookery in Florida taken with my 600 f/4 and 1.4tc on my D3s and Series 5 Gitzo with Wimberley Gimbal.

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As always, any comments, criticism or advice very welcome.

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Biker Bill   Lakeville, US  Registered since 01st Nov 2009 Mon 01-Jul-13 09:20 PM
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Very nice bird behavior I am sure you had a lot of pictures that you did not put in your gallery.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Tue 02-Jul-13 07:37 PM
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Hi Bill.

Thanks for commenting. I do have a ton of other pictures from the trip

JIM

  

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Wed 03-Jul-13 07:00 PM
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Hi Bill.

Here is another shot of the male Anhinga feeding it's chick:

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And here is one of the female:

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JIM

  

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Tue 02-Jul-13 02:23 AM
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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Tue 02-Jul-13 07:38 PM
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Hi Dave.

Thanks. It was a glorious place to shoot and observe.

JIM

  

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vcottman Silver Member  Denver, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Tue 02-Jul-13 01:40 PM
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Great action Jim!


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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Tue 02-Jul-13 07:40 PM
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Hi Vaughn.

Thanks, it was a great place to shoot. I've missed this forum.

JIM

  

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Scotty45 Silver Member  AU  Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010 Thu 04-Jul-13 01:32 AM
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Nice series Jim. I've watched Pelicans feed their young the same way. They must be affected by the mothers stomach gasses. As they appear very groggy & disorientated for awhile after feeding. I haven't observed our Darters, or Snake Birds, (Anhinga melanogaster) feeding. I'd imagine it would have the same affect on their young as well.....Scotty.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:15 PM
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Hi Scotty.

Thanks for your most interesting observation on Pelican feeding behavior. I have to say that I did not notice the same grogginess in the Anhingas but then again I wasn't watching for it. Next time I get the opportunity I will pay closer attention to this detail.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

JIM

  

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dda53 Gold Member  Pasadena, US  Nikonian since 31st Oct 2008 Thu 04-Jul-13 01:37 AM
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Nice behavior capture. Pretty neat watching.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:16 PM
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Hi David.

Thanks, I was really jazzed at having the opportunity.

JIM

  

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Homestead, US  Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012 Thu 04-Jul-13 03:33 AM
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Nice behavioral shot Jim.
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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:18 PM
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Hi Rick.

Thanks, it was great fun. I can't wait to go back. In fact I am thinking of moving to Florida just for all the birding opportunities.

JIM

  

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Countryboy Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2007 Fri 05-Jul-13 03:16 AM
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Hi Jim. A very interesting behavior image and I appreciate the facts that you shared.
Thanks for posting. I would like to see more from this spot, as I get out that way occasionally. Actually I recall that you have posted from there before!

Tom

PS, I didn't see the other pics at first. Nice. Also, I was thinking they were shot in California, where you live. But I am interested in the Venice Rookery and going to Florida is a possibility for me. I probably shouldn't post when I am so sleepy. I should have read more closely or realized that there are no rookeries or birds like this in Venice, Ca. Duh!

  

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Fri 05-Jul-13 03:30 AM
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Hi Tom.

Thanks. In my original post for this thread I posted a link to my gallery on Nikonians that has more of my Venice Rookery shots. I have also made a couple of other posts already from the Venice Rookery.

By all means if you can stop by there, especially in March through May, I would urge you to do so. I always enjoy your photos.

JIM

  

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