Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Cormorant's Fish Dinner

The last few days on the Texas upper gulf coast have been a delight for those of us that weathered the long summer heat.  I’ve spent the last three days birding various locales, mainly on the east side of Galveston Bay.  I have multiple days of blog photos to share from Anahuac NWR, Smith Point and places in between.   

Yesterday’s daytrip to Anahuac NWR brought a quiet day of birding; but that was OK—I enjoy the day-in-the-life birding of the local Aves residents. 

This cormorant was an expert fisherman, and as is common, seemed to struggle most with positioning her catch on her bill for “down the hatch” consumption. But her mom would be proud; she worked hard at polite dinner table manners, almost keeping her bill closed as she swallowed one big bite:


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