Thursday, August 16, 2012


Cormorant here is drying its wings....they seem to do this after every dive....Why? Their feathers are just going to get wet again! No, seriously, they do this for thermoregulation and for preening....They are coastal birds, diving from the water's surface...This streamlined dive nets favorite meals of fish and eels.....Some cormorants have been gauged diving up to 1/4 mile deep...When bobbing or swimming on the sea, only their head and neck are visible, a rather comical vision.....

linked to NF winged

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