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Sunday, July 31, 2011
After a cormorant finishes eating a fish, they will almost always do something I call "motorboating" where they get their entire back end shaking, resulting in water splashing in all directions. The effect looks similar to an outboard engine idling. I'm not sure why they do it - maybe they are shaking the fish further down their gullet into their stomach - but they appear very happy when they do this. This one added a nice touch with the oak leaves which I have only seen this once.