October 21 – 27 Kaw Valley Almanac

October 21, 2013

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2 thoughts on “October 21 – 27 Kaw Valley Almanac

  1. I have seen a solitary cormorant standing on the same rock just below Bowersock Dam for nearly every day for I’d guess a month now. Passing through, you say?

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    • Could it overwinter here? Don’t really know–keep me posted. According to http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/double-crested_cormorant/lifehistory the double crested can stay year round, but only in coastal Mexico, coastal Pacific NW and Florida. If it is here for an extended time, my guess is that it breeds up north and has migrated this far south and will continue on if the weather turns nastier. The guy I took a picture of could be the same one you’re talking about since I’ve seen them before as well–2 or 3 at once sometimes. One November I saw a flock of cormorants flying high and using the Kaw as a guide, with the steady train of birds flying east going on for hours and hours.

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