The spread-winged stance of the anhinga helps to dry its wings when they get wet as the birds dive for fish. The long tail feathers have given the bird the nickname 'water turkey.' Anhingas are one of the first bird species of the season to nest along the waterways of Lakes Regional Park.

Photo by Jessica Waters, Banner

The spread-winged stance of the anhinga helps to dry its wings when they get wet as the birds dive for fish. The long tail feathers have given the bird the nickname "water turkey." Anhingas are one of the first bird species of the season to nest along the waterways of Lakes Regional Park.

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