Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nature's best fishermen

Dolphins weren't the only animals feeding at the Fort Desoto fishing pier. Pelicans and cormorants were out feeding as well. There were so many bait fish swimming around the pier that the pelicans barely had to dive for them. They just sort of hopped up a few feet and dove down. They were filling their pouches quickly. I watched the above cormorant for a few minutes and he just kept diving down and getting a fish. I guess he can't swallow the fish under water. He would come up for a few seconds, swallow and then go back down again. He was coming up over and over again with a fish.  Even the fishermen seemed to be successful that day.

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