Cormorants have relatively small wings and cannot take flight from a standstill - they need a "runway" of water to get the speed needed to lift off. It was stranded.
Saturday morning, WES received a call from a resident who saw the bird walking down the street, but they lost sight of it before we could get a volunteer responder on scene.
This afternoon, the bird was spotted again, not far from the original location.
Deanna was on scene within minutes and found the bird enjoying a dip in a child's pool.
Deanna drove the bird to the nearest body of water and released it.