Majestic Cormorants Create Magical Memories

March 17, 2015

Spring Break in China - Reflections

From James Taylor ’16

Our trip to China was a phenomenal and amazing experience. My favorite part by far was when we were on the Lijiang River watching cormorants hunt for fish. While we obviously could not see the actual diving, we were able to see the efficiency and speed with which the birds were able to catch large fish. To our amazement, they managed to catch three fish in no more than three or four minutes. Those cormorants had been trained to dive with the simple command of yelling. To me, it was like underwater falconry, and just as awesome.

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    James with two cormorants