Category Archives: Cormorants

DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT FANNING WINGS TO DRY – LA JOLLA

BIRDS TO ME ARE LIKE MIRACLES.  They don’t have to have faith or believe they can fly, they know it from the instant they leave the egg.  They have a bit of a learning curve to master the art of flying when they fledge, but quickly learn the art of aerodynamics with lift offs, landings & soaring.  Double-Crested Cormorants also master the art of entering the sea with a smooth motion to swim deep down into the ocean for their meals.  I watch them with awe as they land on the cliff, shaking off the ocean from their sea-soaked wings.  Spreading out their wings to dry in sun worship.  Fluffing their feathers into place “just so” with an iridescent gleam as they gaze at me with turquoise eyes set off by an orange-amber bill.  I swoon.  Perhaps if I believe, I can fly, too.  

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HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM SAN DIEGO

HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM SAN DIEGO – All of the wild life here on the seashore, in the air & in the sea wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!  A special thanks to all who dedicate their lives to protecting Mother Earth every day all the time.  Shout out to Greenpeace and Sea Shepard, Audubon, Rendezvous Dive Adventures (ghost nets), Nan Daeschler Hauser, Pacific Marine Mammal Rescue, pelican rescue centers and everyone else who volunteer tirelessly to protect wildlife on Mother Earth and to educate everyone about living at one with nature.  In case I’ve forgotten to mention you, you know who you are.  Thanks very much!

BRANDT’S CORMORANT DANCING FOR A MATE

BRANDT’S CORMORANT IN LA JOLLA.  Mating season is upon us & the Brandt’s Cormorants lift their heads up & down while fluttering their wings & spreading their tail’s prettily.  This exposes their bright turquoise throat.  They gaze at us with their turquoise eyes, too.  We swoon.