I’m a Cormorant Drying My Wings

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Hannah Keene 2019

The outer portion of a cormorant’s feathers is not waterproof and in fact retains water. They have to spread and flap their wings in order to dry them after swimming under water looking for food. Who knew? I thought every water bird had water proof wings!

Posted for Debbie Smyth’s Six Word Saturday.

 

Preening Brown Pelicans On A Dock

fullsizeoutput_117c
Hannah Keene 2019

Posted for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday, City Sonnet’s October Photo a Day: Birds (Pelicans) and City Sonnet’s October-colors-and-letters- with the letter D (Dock).

What’s the Collective Noun for Pelicans?

A single pelican is called…….

fullsizeoutput_f45

a pelican, of course.

A group of pelicans is called…….

fullsizeoutput_11a3
fullsizeoutput_11a5
fullsizeoutput_11a6

pod.*

Notice the cormorant to the right in the last photo. I think he’s hilarious. I guess he figures that if the pelicans find fish, he will too.

Version 2
All Images: Hannah Keene 2019.

*A pod is the most commonly referenced collective noun. Do you know of any others? Respond in the comment section for bonus Saturday points!

And have a Happy Six Word Saturday.