Yesterday I saw my first Great Cormorant, a lifer for me. Aside from the fact it was having a bad feather day, it’s a beautiful bird. This bird was found over a week ago about a half mile south of where I saw it yesterday.
We spent about an hour looking for it there; then we gave up and decided to cross the Halifax River and head over to the beach. As we got onto the bridge, I saw some cormorants north of it; we pulled over at the Port Orange Causeway Park, and sure enough, one was the Great Cormorant.
We watched it on its perch for a while, but then an Osprey knocked it off its perch, and it began to work its way south. At one point it caught a large fish, though it dropped it. I’m thankful for that Osprey. Were it not for that bird, the cormorant would not have given us any better photos than the last photo below.