Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Birds, Hilton Head Island, My Blog, Shore Birds | 0 comments

Graceful Comorant

On my recent trip to Hilton Head Island, SC I had many opportunities to photograph a somewhat common shore bird, the Comorant.  The Comorant is a large, dark shore bird usually seen along the Atlantic coastline and inland waterways, rivers and lakes, etc.  These birds have webbed feet and long, usually pointed, bills referred to as a hook.  They swim fast underwater catching fish.  Comorants are unlike many other waterbirds and don’t have oily feathers.  They are often see with wings outstretched drying their feathers.  The have long bodies and long necks.  I think the precisely designed blondish neck against the black body is lovely and they are quite graceful drying out their feathers after a dip in the lake for dinner.  Quite entertaining to watch!

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