Birds From Walden Double-crested Cormorant

Words from Walden

The double-crested cormorant is a unique bird. It is so rare that I had never seen one before a couple of days ago.

The bird landed on the pond and although it swam around like a Duck, I knew it wasn’t.

I saw a long beak that reminded me of a Blue heron, only smaller. The difference is that herons have long legs and tend to walk around the edge of the water in search of food.

This bird however would ‘duck’ under the water and come up with some kind of food to eat. It may have been a frog, fish or plant, I could not tell.

What I did observe was the bird getting tangled in the weeds and almost drowning.

It was sailing around for quite some time very elegantly and in complete control until it got tied up.

Immediately it started squirming and panicking.

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