I observed this unusal behavior at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. This lone cormorant was holding its wings up in the air, only partially unfolded. In this position the the bird’s wings would catch the steadily blowing wind like the sail on a sail boat and push the bird backwards. An effect the cormorant had to make an effort to swim against.
This is another behavior I am not sure how best to explain. From all appearances he was doing this simply for the sport of it.
|Date||–||Feb 16, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Type of Behavior||–||Playing|
|Main Article||–||Double-crested Cormorant||Observation Location|