Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Recent Visitor

I recently walked out of Village Craftsmen at 5 p.m. and noticed something peculiar at the corner of Amy & David's house. There, perched on a galvanized tub, was a cormorant. We very occasionally see an egret or a blue heron in the village, but I've never seen a cormorant alone and so far from the ocean or sound.

We thought maybe it was injured or ill, but it didn't seem to be. It stayed for a while, drinking from the tub, then flew away.

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By the way, Ocracoke Child Care is sponsoring a pig pickin' this afternoon at the Center starting at 2 pm. Plates are $10 each, and tea is included.

Click on the photo below to view Jim Goodwin's award-winning ship's in bottles in Village Craftsmen's online catalog.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article, with a number of photos, documenting the history of water cisterns on Ocracoke Island. Click on the following link to go directly there:


  1. Anonymous7:57 AM

    What a great, unexpected surprise!

  2. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Oh what a beautiful bird!!

  3. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Things like this typically occur when there is balance at that particular spot. Also frogs and turtles are good indicators.