No Hands Dining: October 18, 2021

Imagine trying to eat a large fish without the use of hands. As if that isn’t difficult enough, the fish will not be deboned; it will be swallowed whole.

This is exactly what cormorants do every day and I was able to photograph one in the process this morning at Humber Bay.

Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Double-crested Cormorant with fish

Other birds:

Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorants
Great Egret and Gulls
Mute Swan
juvenile Herring Gull with fish
Northern Cardinal (female)
Great Egret
House Sparrow (female)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Sparrow (male)
Mallards
Double-crested Cormorant
Mallards
Wood Duck (female)
Double-crested Cormorants
Mallards
Red-necked Grebe in winter plumage
Canada Goose
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile)
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Bird Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, double-crested cormorant, great egret, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, wood duck, ring-billed gull, herring gull, belted kingfisher, eastern phoebe, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, common grackle, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, song sparrow. (24 species)

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

The trees are in their autumn beauty, 
The woodland paths are dry, 
Under the October twilight the water 
Mirrors a still sky.                                                      – William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

Miles Hearn

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