Double-crested Cormorant With Catfish

April 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant a few days ago while it was catching Catfish. I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma near the Lower Scarborough which is just past Miner's Cove. I was able to watch it catch two catfish and they were both about the same size. It didn't seem to have any trouble swallowing the first one. The second one seemed to be more difficult and took longer. It kept dunking it under the water. It did leave the area after swallowing the second Catfish. I guess it was full.

I was able to get photos of this bird with the Catfish by waiting for this bird to get closer to my vehicle. When I first pulled up I saw it in the distance and it was working its way toward me. I didn't move and after waiting 45 minutes it came close and I was able to get some great photos. I felt like this bird was in a good place to catch something so I just waited longer and then it started catching the two Catfish.

 

Double-crested Cormorant With Catfish-1597-180428Double-crested Cormorant With Catfish - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma


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