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Double Crested Cormorant September 18, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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So named because during mating season, it gets big white plumes of feathers on either side of the head, which makes it look very much like Bernie Sanders.

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1. Cathy - September 20, 2018

Beautiful, Sobek.

Are these the birds that are trained and used by fisherman in China to help them catch fish? If I recall, the fishermen tie cords around their throats to keep them from swallowing their catch, they bring their fish to the man who takes the fish — but after a time he allows them to eat one as their prize.

2. lauraw - September 21, 2018

We have cormorants here on the CT River and out on the nearby ocean. Saw some today in fact, while we were working in RI.


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