I saw an eBird posting by Tim Jones of a female Anhinga in the Missouri boot heel and early the next morning I was heading down that way. About 2/3 of the way down Tim called and said he couldn't find the female but had spotted a male farther back in. I meet him on the levee and bad news, both birds had disappeared. We separated to search and I soon got a call, "They're up in the air". Both the M & F were riding the thermals together higher and higher. I managed to get a bunch of shots of the dark spots high above. On the way back home I also stopped by Big Oak Tree State Park and Ten Mile Pond where I found some sandpipers. The Anhinga is No. 332 on my list of Bird Species Photographed in Missouri.
A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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These photos are from on top of the St. Francis River levee in Dunklin County.
Big Oak Tree State Park and along the road
These photos and video are from Ten Mile Pond in Mississippi County.
Photos from gallery