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.
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)
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)