Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cormorants on the Point

While many beaches along the Cape have sandpipers of varying sizes, our Old Mill Point groins have been a popular summer hangout for cormorants for several years now...

This year's group of visitors seems smaller than previous summers, but their numbers may continue to grow as the migratory birds drift down from other summer hot spots further north in Maine and Canada. They'll hang out along our coast until October, when they'll take off en masse for the warmer Atlantic waters along the Carolinas and Georgia.

Until then, we can enjoy watching these funny birds as they dive for fish and sit in the sun to dry their feathers.

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