Pied-billed Grebes FISHING … CLOSE UP

I don’t think I could pick a favorite bird, but this diminutive predator–bobbing up in the water, juggling a fish into position and scarfing it down whole–would have to be in the top ten. At least one of them frequents our lake every spring and fall. They’re only half the size of a house cat, but, even without claws, they’re better hunters.

 

Double-crested Cormorants Fish and Fend off Thieves

Double-crested Cormorants fish so successfully that they have to fend off other birds trying to snatch their catch. Watch the action!

Find out why a bird that spends all his active hours in the water needs … a bath!

Learn how to recognize the cormorants easily even at a distance.

 

 

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