The random pictures of evilmike

Not everyone was as pleased to see the hawk in the neighborhood as I was. This mockingbird spent several minutes buzzing the hawk, trying to convince it to move on.
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There appears to be an unusual symbiosis between anhingas and alligators. Alligators move into retention ponds, encouraging humans to put up warning signs, thereby giving the anhinga places to perch.

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However, the birds have not entirely given up on more natural perches:
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Another picture from my backlog of Sylvan Heights pictures. This time, it is one of their "poster bird species", the american flamingo.