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Old Mar 29, 2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default Another of our neighborhood birds - the Cormorant

We have several cormorants that hang around the different lakes in the neighborhood. Caught one today that stayed in the sun and didn't fly away while I walked nearby.



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Old Mar 30, 2013, 1:27 AM   #2
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Nice shots, Steven. Looks like he had you under tight surveillance!
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.....love it when that happens, we do get to do that at the local lake/parks with the herons.
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Great shot Steve. That beak looks nasty with that sharp hook on the end.
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Hey Steve

Never seen one of those birds before.. looks prehistoric with a mug and beak like that!
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Thank you Robert, Bob, James, and Harj. Appreciate your comments.


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Never seen one of those birds before.. looks prehistoric with a mug and beak like that!
Hi Harj: they are interesting birds, and are fish eaters. They dive underwater and catch a fish with their beaks while still underwater. Unlike ducks, they do not have the oils in their feathers to waterproof them, so after a swim, they will sit in the sun with their wings outstretched in order to dry them. We have both the cormorant and their close kin the Anhinga. Here is how they dry their wings:
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Thank you Robert, Bob, James, and Harj. Appreciate your comments.




Hi Harj: they are interesting birds, and are fish eaters. They dive underwater and catch a fish with their beaks while still underwater. Unlike ducks, they do not have the oils in their feathers to waterproof them, so after a swim, they will sit in the sun with their wings outstretched in order to dry them. We have both the cormorant and their close kin the Anhinga. Here is how they dry their wings:

Great pictures Steven and nice info... I always noticed that usual position to dry their wings but I didn't know why.

Thank you for posting.

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Great pictures Steven!

And interesting info about drying their wings.

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Good shot Steven, Some of his cousins up here have a harder time drying out...
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