Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Double-crested cormorants are making a comeback on Lake Ontario. Now that the lake has been cleaned up of many toxic contaminants and certain pesticides such as DDT are no longer legal, cormorants have returned in LARGE numbers every year to spend approximately six months on the Great Lakes. This makes many fishers unhappy as they blame cormorants for the decline of certain fish, especially small-mouth bass.
Balancing and drying its wings
Strange but true, even though cormorants are excellent divers, their wings are not waterproof. This means they must spread their wings out to let them dry after swimming and fishing.
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