Great Cormorant takes on an oversized Carp

January 29, 2013 in Nearby Waterbirds

The Great Cormorant is common winter resident along our coast and inland waterways.  They can frequently be seen diving in the Merrimack River and often times make outsanding catches such as this oversized carp.  The Great Carp is a fishing specialist and relies on superb underwater  vision to detect nearby schooling fish beneath the water’s surface!  Quite a show watching the cormorant juggle the fish into the right position until ready to go down the hatch!