Cormorants on the Wreck

Out in the middle of the North Basin sits the remnant of a wreck, possibly once a steel boat.  At low tide, it’s a favorite perch for cormorants.  Here, three Double-crested Cormorants hold the spot.  The one on the right, with his throat a light brown or grey, is a youngster.  When they grow up, these cormorants turn solid black except around the orange beak.  In breeding season, a pair of feathers sprout from the males’ head, giving it the “double-crested” name. 

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