Friday, September 24, 2010


The cormorants are back.

Fall is definitely here.


Indian Creek Studios said...

A couple of years ago I encountered a sopping wet cormorant standing on a rock in Indian Creek, I thought, "poor thing, it has hurt it's wings and looks half drowned". I did not realize they do that pose to dry off after swimming below the surface...They are cool creatures!

Clay and Fiber Artist said...

Yes, cormorants don't have natural oil in their feathers as ducks and seagulls do.

It would probably hinder their underwater swimming. So they must dry their wings in the sun and wind.

The Chinese tame these birds to fish for them. They fit their necks with rings to keep them from swallowing their catch. Once they deliver, they're rewarded with hand fed fish.