Another Cormorant Encounter

I returned to Cochran Shoals today and took an early afternoon stroll along the Chattahoochee River.  I was hoping to see my Cormorant friends – the creepy (yet cool) creatures I encountered on my last visit – and I was not disappointed.

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Turns out they were perched exactly where I left them…about a mile and a half down the trail, in the same tree as before.

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And guess what?  Yep!  They were still pooping!  Not to be gross, but I happened to snap this picture right as one was raising its rear to begin that very process.

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The sun was extremely bright, so most of the pictures turned out as silhouttes.

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I’m afraid to ask what it says about me, but I find these strange birds captivating.

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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3 Responses to Another Cormorant Encounter

  1. We use to call them Water Turkeys.

    Alan

  2. Fascinating bird! They seem to most resemble what many illustrations of the prehistoric or evolutionary birds tend to depict!

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