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Double-crested Cormorants

Postby Ceropegia » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:47 pm

A large number of these birds winter here. While many migrate further north to nest some do remain and nest with the egrets and herons in the rookery in town. They only produce the crest feathers for which they are named during breeding season. The lighter colored birds are yearlings.
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby Ceropegia » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 pm

Three more:
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby St3v3M » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:21 am

Wow, I never realized they had such blue eyes. It's amazing what you can learn here! S-
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby minniev » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:52 pm

Wonderful images. I love cormorants. We never had many up until Hurricane Katrina. Now they are common all over the lower half of the state. Some folks in the MS delta call them Katrina Birds. The seem to like the cypress swamps.
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby Ceropegia » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:55 pm

St3v3M wrote:Wow, I never realized they had such blue eyes. It's amazing what you can learn here! S-

They also have blue mouths, but that is hard to capture.
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby St3v3M » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Ceropegia wrote:
St3v3M wrote:Wow, I never realized they had such blue eyes. It's amazing what you can learn here! S-

They also have blue mouths, but that is hard to capture.

I saw that but wasn't sure. Thank you so much! S-

Double-crested cormorant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-crested_cormorant
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Re: Double-crested Cormorants

Postby LindaShorey » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:47 am

Comical, engaging subjects. Neat set!
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