Okefenokee Puking Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, perched on branch against a blue sky evening; Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. March 5, 2017. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally at Dreamstime.com.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:41 PM – As our canoe progressed through the tight foliage of The Narrows (brown trail), we came upon a comical scene. A goofy Cormorant sad mid-stream on a stump, heaving and coughing. As we watched, he puked a large fish out of his mouth and it splashed into the water. Being free of his tracheal obstruction, he flew off over our heads, leaving the floating dead fish in the water for us to pass.

iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33093785

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