Monday, May 29, 2017

Sea Birds

 Both the Anhinga and Double-crested Cormorant are very common here in South Carolina on the shore. The Anhinga has a spear-like beak and is sometimes called the snake bird. He dives down into the water and spears the the fish and when he surfaces he tosses the fish into the air and catches it into his mouth....pretty cool, I've seen it several times. The Cormorant is a under water fisher as well, diving into the water and catching it's prey.
Both birds here are used to people and stay put for photos...yea.

These birds do not have water proof feather and will sit with their wings spread open, drying themselves in the sun.

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