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.