Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sea Rvens

Pictures are a couple Double Crested Cormorant overlooking a nearby farm and the Santiam River below. One is drying his(or her) wings after swimming for dinner. They have to dry themselves like this because they do not have oils as ducks do and their feathers would mold if they did not dry themselves. Personally, I like the literal Latin translation for Cormorant: Sea Raven.

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