This summer has been good to the Anhingas at the UTSWMC Rookery. Lots of baby Anhingas earlier in the season, and now lots of fledgling Anhingas on the branches. The young Anhingas are everywhere in the rookery. These birds seem to have been very successful with their breeding efforts this year.

A fledgling Anhinga (left) next to an adult Great Egret (right).
A fledgling Anhinga (left) next to an adult Great Egret (right).
A juvenile Anhinga exercising his wings.
A juvenile Anhinga exercising his wings.

Anhinga - Fledglings

A pair of fledgling Anhingas together near the top of the canopy.
A pair of fledgling Anhingas together near the top of the canopy.

Anhinga - Fledglings

Anhinga - Fledglings

Preening.
Preening.
Juvenile Anhingas still on the nest.
Juvenile Anhingas still on the nest.
A trio of juvenile Anhingas.
A trio of juvenile Anhingas.

Anhinga - Fledglings

Notice the immature state of this bird's wing and tail feathers.
Notice the immature state of this bird’s wing and tail feathers.

Anhinga - Fledglings