Migratory stopover

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Photo by Dean Humphrey

Two cormorants perch on a tree stump at the Confluence Park in Delta. The birds are adept at fishing and after a dive, perch with their wings spread to dry them. The birds migrate through southern Colorado to reach the southern United States and Mexico in the winter. Their summer range is the northern U.S. and Canada.

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