Mar 11, 2012

Cormorant - saved!!!

Zack scans one of the beaches in Southern California.

This weekend we had Wildlife SAR responders checking beaches from Malibu to Santa Barbara, looking for oiled birds. While scanning the beach near UCSB, Zack and Yvette came across a double-crested cormorant that was in trouble. Zack reports:
It had a long heavy piece of seaweed wrapped around its leg, leaving it unable to fly. A bit of patience, strategy and a quick sprint as he went for the water & i netted him. He had a couple of stabs at me while I untangled the weed, but all good, and he flew away fit & healthy.
Way to go!!!