The wife and I took our two brittanys for a walk around 9am down to the public pier in our neighborhood where Knotts Creek meets the Nansemond and saw about an acre of Cormorants working the water with a few seagulls overhead. They were about 1/4 mile from the pier at the mouth of Knotts Creek. About another 1/2 mile out in the Nansemond there were what appeared to be about 5 acres of cormorants and gulls sitting on the water. My questions is, for the birds that were diving closer in, what would they likely be feeding on? I've never seen this much activity there, and never expected to see it in January. Any ideas?