Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, C54 spillway

I'm a Double-crested Cormorant
So full that I can't move
This is the kind of thing that happens
When you bite off more than you can chew.

(Technically, I did not take this at 8 a.m., I took it at Manatee watch around noon, but it was too funny not to share. This Cormorant was sitting there, and through binoculars, he looked like he'd been in an awful fight, it looked like his beak was hanging off and he had a broken neck. I didn't realize until I got home and blew up the picture that he in fact had caught a fish that was just too big to eat. Eventually, he did swallow it, but he sat like this for close to an hour. )

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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