A few weeks ago, I observed some interesting Anhinga behavior. A male Anhinga arrived at a nest that was occupied by 2 chicks and a female Anhinga and fiercely began attacking the female until she was out of the nest.
The photos don't quite capture how aggressive the male was actually being as he pecked at her. The juvenile Great Blue Herons in next tree over took notice.
The hungry chicks eagerly awaited a meal. In another area of the wetlands, I saw this second Anhinga family.
There were 5 chicks in this area. Anhinga chicks feed by shoving their heads into their parents' beaks to retrieve food.