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Apr 29, 2013

Cormorants in the treetops

                                                                                           Photo by BarrytheBirder
When I first spotted the perching birds (pictured above) from a distance, I was sure they were crows.   As I got closer, I realized they were Double-crested Cormorants.and they were, after all, perched over the waters of the Holland Marsh Canal.   But I had never seen cormorants perched in the tops of 40' hardwood trees before.   There were about a dozen in total and they were taking turns at stretching their wings wide to dry them off, after diving for fish in the cold April waters of the canal.
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BtheB

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