Three birds that fish


As I wandered along the shore, I watched three birds that fish.

The osprey has been featured many times with fish. By now most adults have left for the south, leaving the juveniles to follow. That this is a juvenile is easily recognized by its flight feathers, which look as if they have been dipped in cream.

The Pied-billed Grebe is our smallest grebe. It lives on insects and small fish which it swallows whole. This bird caught two fish in a couple of dozen tries.

An  unusual sighting along this portion of the shore was a Double-crested Cormorant. When spotted, it was in the distance swallowing a fish. As I walked closer, it took to the air. To pick up speed, it needed not only to flap its wings, but also to run across the water.

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One Response to Three birds that fish

  1. Anita T says:

    Again, I marvel at the wonderful pictures you post. Thank you for the joy.

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