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Resourceful cormorants at Spectacle Reef lighthouse

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:25 am


With Spectacle Reef lighthouse being located is so far from shore, twigs are virtually impossible to find.
The cormorants nesting on the deck of the lighthouse are forced to find a surprising alternate source of
material from which to construct their nests.

Here we see the two remaining cormorant nests at the base of the crane on the corner of the crib deck

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Looking closer, you can see that the entire nest is built of pieces of jettisoned wire that the birds have
retrieved from the lake bottom around the lighthouse


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An interesting clump of wire that was clearly crumpled into a ball before the last person to touch it throw
it into the lake. Resourceful, messy bird

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:23 am


Now, if they were only clever enough to clean up their own waste.... :lol:
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