Clay Island - North Shore of Lake Apopka, Florida 2017 - One Lane Road Photography

Grooved Billed Ani

this photo is more for proof of seeing this bird than it is for printing. i saw him on Clay Island in Central Florida. here in the states, they're normally only seen in Texas when the cross over from Mexico. for some reason a pair of them veered off course and landed smack dab in the middle of Florida. birders are flocking there to see them..haha..pardon the pun. it's especially convenient for birders in the southeast..it saves them a drive to the Lone Star State.
taken January 2017

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