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Double Crested Cormorants, and Common Cormorants were seen in Lake Garnett, the Dora Canal and in Haynes Creek in Lake County, Florida during a boat trip I took on April 25, 2014.  The Cormorants are aquatic birds that dive for their meal of fish, frogs, turtles, eggs, ducklings, or larger insects.  They prefer aquatic meals.

These birds are sometimes known as “Snake birds” because after diving, they tend to stick their head and long sinuous neck out of the water.  These birds fly well and nest in groups in trees.  Sometimes these birds spread their wings to dry off after diving.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!



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Comments on: "Cormorants" (6)

  1. those blue eyes are so sharp looking!

    • Hi Theresa, The Cormorants are pretty interesting to see. Slightly snaky, slightly dinosaur-ish, slightly duck-like, and all bird! Have a super Thursday tomorrow!

  2. Gorgeous birds….. You must have taken a zillion photos on that boat ride… Hope you get to take MANY boat rides down there… Just TERRIFIC.

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, I took over 100 pictures (digital cameras make this very inexpensive so hooray). I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow. Praying for your complete and easy recovery after.

  3. Great series on the cormorants.. I like the shot of the cormorant on the nest.. Have a happy day!

  4. They are definitely interesting birds. We even have a few here, but not the same species as those. Nice photos!

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