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Thread started 19 Sep 2018 (Wednesday) 17:19
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Sep 19, 2018 17:19 |  #1

I've never seen one, I am quite sure.

No better photo available; it was shot directly opposite the sun's reflection
on the water. This was standing on the fountain float in my backyard pond.

With the hooked bill, it seems a seabird or carrion bird to me.
However, being nowhere near the sea or deserts with carrion,
I've no clue. Anybody?

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Sep 19, 2018 17:34 |  #2

cormorant


EOS 6D, SX50HS, Tamron 150-600
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Sep 19, 2018 18:06 |  #3

Double-crested Cormorant there: https://www.allaboutbi​rds.org …Double-crested_Cormorant/ (external link)

Don't *need* ocean to see these guys; any large body of water providing decent fishing will be an attractant for them.


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Sep 20, 2018 14:10 |  #4

Information much appreciated, folks.

It puzzles me how I don't recall ever seeing one if they're
so common across the North American waters.
I've spent most of my 50-plus years here in Michigan,
and we've got more water than most places.  :p


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