Pair Dryer

(or “Double Double-crested”)

I took this picture of two Double-crested Cormorants drying their wings just a few days ago. If you go to the pond today, it’ll look a bit different.

On Monday workers from the town started lowering the level of the pond so that they could repair damage to the dam caused by muskrats. I’ve been watching the number of holes grow for a while now. When chunks of the bank started to subside because of the extent of the holes, I knew it wouldn’t be long before something had to be done.

This is a picture of the pond as of this morning, taken with my phone. At this moment, the level is down by about 2 feet .

It’s a shame. I do like muskrats, but I’m also aware of the serious consequences they can cause by digging in dams.

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