A Quivering Cormorant

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It was almost too hot out yesterday to be lugging my camera around but since I was in the area I decided to pop into the park to check on the Cormorants. They have a particular tree above the creek where they've always hung out. I managed to spot three of them with open beaks quivering constantly but it was something I hadn't seen before. On checking further I found out that it is called the ‘gular flutter’ and it's what Cormorants, Herons and Great Horned Owls do to beat the heat.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
August 20, 2022
cormorant on a poplar tree in muskoseepi park bird animal waterfowl
  • Focal: 450
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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