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Double-crested Cormorant Goes Fishing

Gregg Thompson took these photos in December 2015 at a fishing pier in Edmonds.

A rockfish is caught from the briny deep...
Double-crested Cormorant has caught a rockfish

How to swallow something so prickly?
At the fishing pier in Edmonds, a Double-crested Cormorant has caught a sculpin

First, get eye to eye with lunch
Getting eye to eye with lunch

Cleverly flip it into position...
A sculpin gets flipped in the air by a Double-crested Cormorant

Going the right way — down the hatch
Double-crested Cormorant swallowing a fish photographed in Edmonds, Washington

Gulp...
A Double-crested Cormorant after swallowing a rockfish

Now a quick wash and dry after lunch
A quick bath after lunch for a Double-crested Cormorant

A Double-crested Cormorant dries off after a bath

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Check out this BirdNote show about the Double-crested Cormorant.

All photos © Gregg Thompson.

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