Three’s company, four’s a flight

Burns Lake resident captured this wonderfully composed setting of cormorants living in a high-density housing situation near Burns Lake.

Cormorants

Cormorants

Burns Lake resident Wren Gilgan captured this wonderfully composed setting of cormorants living in a high-density housing situation near Burns Lake.

Cormorants, or shags, are coastal birds that often follow waterways to feed and nest near inland lakes and rivers. Diving for their meals of fish, eels and snakes to depths of up to 45 metres, the cormorant is as fluid in the water as in the air.