Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday: Neotropic Cormorant

Cormorants have become one of my favorite birds to watch.

Unlike ducks, their feathers are not waterproof.  I often see them drying water-logged wings in the sun.

That's not a stick or a snake, it's a cormorant swimming under water with just the head and neck above water.  

That's a big fish he caught.

Yesterday, I found these juveniles harassing mom.

Photos taken on Heron Island at Smith Oaks (High Island, TX), Shangri La (Orange, TX), and Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.

I'm linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday.   Stewart has posted Australian cormorants this week.  They look a bit different than mine.  No, I didn't do it on purpose.