Friday, January 22, 2016

Eight little cormorants sitting in a row‏

The pilings of the old bridge to Manasota Key, FL, now replaced by the Tom Adams bridge, are put to good use by double crested cormorants.  This row of seven pilings has eight cormorants sitting all in a row.   They catch their fish prey by out-swimming them underwater since birds have greater endurance than small fish.  Up close and personal, cormorants are attractive birds with huge feet (the better to swim with), and a stunning aquamarine-colored eye.

Bill Dunson

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