Monday, May 08, 2006

A master at work

Top photo, a cormorant swimming in the Hudson River on Sunday. These diving birds can spend up to 30 seconds underwater in search of food. In the center of the photo above, you can see the circular wake this bird left as it disappeared beneath the surface on one of the half-dozen dives I watched.

Diving, surfacing, diving again
A lone cormorant
probing the Hudson's secrets


Lone Wolf said...

Interesting, never saw a bird do that before.

Michael said...

Yeah, they're interesting birds. I've seen a couple on the Hudson over the past year -- or maybe it's always the same one. I've never seen more than one at a time.