This anhinga, taken at Brazos Bend Texas State Park in March, is poised, intent, ready to strike.
According to Wikipedia, the anhinga is also known as a snakebird, American darter, or water turkey. The stance is obviously a bit like that of a cormorant.
One of the delights of visiting Brazos Bend State Park, near Houston, is the frequent sighting of anhingas.
When perched, the anghinga is a bit like a large cormorant, with that same spreading of the wings to dry – but with more striking plumage.
It’s also called a snakebird, because of its habit of swimming with just head and neck visible above the water. We’ve not seen this.
These photos were taken during our visit early last year.