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Double-crested Cormorant --(Phalacrocorax auritus) (26989 bytes)

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Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

Cormorants seem to be pretty wary birds, but I was able to get fairly close to this bird by keeping one of the benches between me and it as I approached. Once it figured out I was there, it swam off. I stayed at the pennisula for a while watching other birds before riding around the lake. Once I was gone, the Cormorant went back to the same spot it had been. When I arrived back at the penninsula it swam off again.

Location: Swan Lake, Sitka, Alaska

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