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I thought Cormorants were from Africa!


A cormorant on a dingy in Rockport Harbour

A cormorant on a dingy in Rockport Harbour

It rained the first 24 hours and the second day has been absolutely beautiful and sunny in Rockport Maine. While out on the water we came across this lovely cormorant. Wait a minute I thought these fish eating birds were from Africa! cormorant2

In Kenya you’d be lucky to get within a few hundred meters of a Cormorant. Well, I got to touch this fellow who was sitting on a rubber dingy in Rockport Harbour, Maine.

Getting this close to the bird was amazing – it has super blue eyes and fleas all over it’s  feathers!

No wonder it was feeling poorly and keep grooming itself. Well it only too a few moments to call in the “bird lady” as the Harbor Mistress called her and he bird was rescued.

I can’t believe I got to attached to him – I think I’ll call him Chuck because he kept chucking up mouthfuls of water, and besides, Chuck is a good American name.

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October 8, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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