At Wakulla Springs State Park (near Tallahassee, FL) we took a boat trip on the Wakulla River. These Anhingas were among the birds we saw on this trip. The female (on the left) has a brown head and neck while the male (on the right) has a black head and neck. Most water birds have oil glands and they spread this oil on their feathers to keep them from getting water logged. The Anhinga doesn’t have an oil gland so, after being in the water for a while, it must come out and let its feathers dry. That is what the male is doing in this photo.