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While walking around the pathway on the shore of Lake Virginia on the Rollins College campus, there was a loud squawking and clattering way up high in the trees.  I sat back and watched and saw some very large black birds flying to the tops of the cypress trees and noticed there were many large stick nests up there.  They were chattering among themselves and didn’t seem to notice me at all.  I took these few photos but did not have a long telephoto lens with me for closeup shots.  Note the large dark nests at the top of the trees and a few shapes of the birds way up there.  Apparently they are not spooked by the Spanish Moss:

ISO 500, F/9.5, 1/750 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 500, F/9.5, 1/750 sec, 105 mm Lens

Closeup of Nest and birds:

ISO 500, F/9, 1/500 sec, 95 mm Lens

ISO 500, F/9, 1/500 sec, 95 mm Lens

The next photo does not show birds, just a great tall cypress tree with moss:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/160 sec, 23 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/160 sec, 23 mm Lens

A water retention area near the shoreline with a little reflection:

ISO 500, F/13, 1/350 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 500, F/13, 1/350 sec, 24 mm Lens

Link to Anhinga birds: Anhinga

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