September 17, 2014

Off with his head!!

This is a double crested cormorant having a nap on the beach.
His head was tucked under a wing.

Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-crested Cormorants float low on the surface of water and dive to catch small fish. After fishing, they stand on docks, rocks, and tree limbs with wings spread open to dry. In flight, they often travel in V-shaped flocks that shift and reform as the birds alternate bursts of choppy flapping with short glides.

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