Cormorants: Feathered Friends

 

For the Feathered Friends Prompt.

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8 thoughts on “Cormorants: Feathered Friends

  1. blindzanygirl

    Oh I ADORE cormorants! There is a big high electricity pylon near here where they often sit. We love them, but most people don’t like cormorants for some reason. I think they are amazing

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  2. calmkate

    Great shots Judy, in Asia they tie a long string around the neck and use them as fisherman. Once they catch the fish the cormorant is hauled back in to retrieve the fish before he can swallow it.

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  3. slmret

    When the herons were so numerous at Dana Point, there was one tree that seemed to be a hangout for cormorants. I believe I took a few photos at the time, but they tend to just sit there, and aren’t as interesting to watch as the herons. The first thing I ever learned about cormorants was, as CalmKate mentioned, the Asians prevent them from swallowing the fish they catch — we learned that they place a ring around the bird’s neck — I like the idea of a string that they can use to reel in the bird/fish — interesting symbiosis!

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