Those tall birds along the river Doug Reports Posted on December 3, 2013 by dougDecember 3, 2013 Facebook Twitter Reddit Linkedin EmailShare this...I saw those tall black birds along the river again today, and this time got a better picture of them. They have been identified as cormorants.
Where I live a species called the Double Crested Cormorant is common, but I think the birds in your picture are a different species.
I’ve heard that in some Asian cultures cormorants are (or were) used for fishing. A ring is placed around the bird’s neck, so it can’t swallow an entire fish, and then the fisherman sends it out into the water. It returns with a fish, and is rewarded with a small piece of fish that will fit through the constricted throat.
It does seem to be these cormorants:
I think you should go drink sake and watch the cormorant fishing! I would love to see that…
I think the season is over now. Maybe next year?