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Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Notes:

Watched two cormorants standing close together one delicately passing a feather to the other.... totally changed my attitude towards them.

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4 Comments

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Thanks Dennis... the color in that estuary at high tide is gorgeous, I think it is the clay bottom that gives it the color.

Apparently the success of the restored eagle population has taken a toll on the cormorant population .... give me even more reason to root for them.

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 8 years ago

Beautiful shot! Love the water color.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Who could ask for better.... that something one of us sees helps others see! Thanks Brandon!

9brandon
9brandon 9 years ago

What a lovely anecdote!

Growing up I was taught that cormorants, as they so efficiently ate Atlantic salmon struggling to recover in the Penobscot, are evil. As such I never paid them much attention, except glancing ill will. But now I think they're quite marvelous :)

galewhale..Gale
Spotted by
galewhale..Gale

Maine, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2010
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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