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!