A couple weeks ago, I noticed this Cormorant perched on a branch to dry its wings. Look at its webbed feet ~ perching like that can’t be easy!
I always thought Cormorants were more or less identical to loons in their behavior. They swim like a loon, can dive for long periods of time, will dive 100 feet for a fish and are seen on lakes and the ocean. But where a loon typically nests on the very edge of a lake (because they can’t walk on land very well), a cormorant will nest in trees that are near or over water, on islands, or on sea cliffs. I’ve now put a nesting Cormorant on my photography bucket list!