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Conversation and Cormorant

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Husband's gloom & doom weather report this morning: "It's cold and breezy, and it's supposed to rain."

Sableness: "Oh good!"

Husband: "That doesn't sound like 'Oh good' to me."

Sableness: "I love walking on cold windy days, and I don't mind a little rain."

Husband: (smiling and shaking head)

And this is what I saw on today's walk to--where else?--the Speckled Trout marina, a lone cormorant on a piling drying his wings. These birds actually swim underwater for their fish. They bob up briefly for air and dive again, staying underwater for up to 70 seconds before needing to dry their wings which are not water-proof.


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MADAMES 2/28/2014 7:51PM

    Fascinating animal!

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JAWATKINS 2/27/2014 11:06PM

    We were just reading about one type of cormorants studying Antarctica! I sure didn;t know they lived in Florida too!! God is so awesome & creative!!

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SOPHIEDO13 2/27/2014 9:16PM

    Lots of nature in your neck of the woods !!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/27/2014 8:08PM

    What a beautiful creature! Never saw one before.

HUGS and thanks for sharing. And BTW, I walk in all kinds of weather too!

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ELIZACG9 2/27/2014 8:02PM

    how interesting......they have to eat too! emoticon

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