North Mt. Hot Springs national Park: When my husband asked me if the big black bird over head was a vulture I looked up. Flapping wings at a rapid pace and moving like it was being chased by the devil I knew it wasn’t a vulture. I pointed my lens skyward and hoped for something.
It turned out to be the first cormorant I have photographed since arriving in Arkansas 9 years ago. Once I googled cormorant Arkansas it was clear it had good reason to be flying so quickly. I found the following article in the Arkansas Times “Let’s kill all the cormorants” Legislation sparked by unpopular bird could have far-reaching impact, critics say. https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/lets-kill-all-the-cormorants/Content?oid=949979
Sport fisherman hate them because they eat fish (pause to roll eyes). Although they are native to Arkansas extermination was the legislative solution. Their next target was the to be the blue heron They don’t care that pelicans eat more fish. The cormorants have to go.
It’s swift pace was out of a sense of self preservation.
Love to ALL!