Posted by: orcaweb | May 29, 2009

Beautiful sights of Cormorants. 1st -3rd May

Cormorants resting on the Wooden fence before leaving the Tyne

Cormorants resting on the Wooden fence before leaving the Tyne

Cormorant in the water, most of its body submerged ready to dive for food.

Cormorant in the water, most of its body submerged ready to dive for food.

The Cormorant is one of  the least waterproof sea bird, although we often see it with the majority of its body submerged in the water with just its neck and head left dry (until it spots a tasty snack to dive for). Once they have fed, they will fly back to land and dry off – this is why we often see them standing with their wings out in a bat pose. This position also helps them digest their food better as it lifts their diaphragm.

Rosie

Wildlife Officer King of Scandinavia

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