Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hooked! Brandt's Cormorant at Oceanside

This Brandt's Cormorant was in the Oceanside marina recently. It was acting a bit dumpy.

Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant. Oceanside, California. November 8, 2015. Greg Gillson.
As is the case for many fish-eating birds near such busy fishing harbors, it grabbed a baited hook and now wears it as "jewelry." As you may imagine, such a hook may become infected or otherwise fatally injure a bird.

Brandt's Cormorant

A web page on how to best free a bird from a fishhook is here.