Drying off his plumage as he is surrounded by red-head ducks, coots & like……

Kennedy Lake
Tucson, Arizona
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Double-crested Cormorant

By far the most widespread cormorant in North America, they nest in in colonies along ocean coasts and lake shores in many areas, and winters along coasts and in lowland areas of the Southeast, Southwest and Rio Grande valley.

Populations have dramatically increased since the banning of DDT in 1972, leading concerns that cormorants may start crowding out other colonial nesters.

VOICE Nesting bird gives low, guttural croaks and moans. Nestling makes piping sounds.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of cormorants has many collective nouns, including a “flight”, “gulp”, “rookery”, “sunning”, and “swim” of cormorants.
  • Captive birds will perch to dry their wings after eating, even if they have not gotten wet.
  • Due to significant population increase and range expansion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published an Environmental Impact Statement on managing Double-crested Cormorant populations in 2003.
  • The oldest documented wild Double-crested Cormorant lived to be seventeen years, nine months. The average lifespan of wild birds is about six years.

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Comments

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 3 years ago

    Really nice Kimberly. i used to live right by Kennedy Lake, but you will have to keep up the great images to keep me up on it.

  • I will do so my friend. I hope you are well in your new venture! Thank you for your support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly !
    There’s quite a nice variety on the lake !

  • Yes Ma’am there was. This was taken the same day as the Canada Goose as well as the Night Heron. Very busy that day! Thank you.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Great action shot my friend.Well done..Hugs..Tom

  • He was a ham..lol, thank you Tom!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    Oh this is a glorious shot Kimberly. Cormorants are another bird I particularly enjoy photographing.This is a magnificent close up shot of him in action. I also love all the redheads and the coots in the background. Well seen and captured. Kathy :)

  • Very busy that day no doubt. Along with the Canada Goose and Night Heron, I had a camera full…lol. Thank you Kathy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Saija  Lehtonen
    Saija Lehtonenover 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture Kimberly!

  • Thank you my friend! I appreciate that!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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