A Double-crested Cormorant was standing on a post, flapping his wings, which of course got my attention.
He dropped down as if he was going to spend some time in the water but then went into take off mode.
His splashes reminded me of a skipping stone.
Finally airborne, he disappeared down the canal.
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area
March 9. 2020
One of the neatest things I observed on my recent trip to Florida was Cormorants feeding.
This pond had a deeper channel near the edge and I had an obstructed view into the water, which was quite clear. I was amazed at how fast they can swim.
And pop back up.
I watched two birds make several passes in front of me. Once there was a prize, complete with some vegetation.
I am partial to images with reflections. A small floating leaf gives away the water as this Double-crested Cormorant glides by.
Seeing a Double-crested Cormorant floating in a pond I expected to witness him fishing. I was ready for him to dive then pop up many feet away.
He had other ideas.
He did a couple of trial flaps.
Then he took to the air leaving a splish splash behind him.