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There is a massive Double-crested Cormorant roost on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Carrollton, Texas. Every evening hundreds of cormorants gather at this spot on the river to sleep for the night. Located near the intersection of Stemmons Freeway and Frankford Road, the congregation is easily visible to rush hour commuters.

An inordinate amount of bird droppings have collected on the branches and trunks staining this patch of trees a stark white. An effect that makes this roost easy to identify even during daylight hours when the birds are absent.

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Observation Details

County Denton
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City Carrollton
Date Feb 10, 2013
Time of Day Dusk
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Roosting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Double-crested Cormorant Observation Location
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