These three Double-crested Cormorants were sitting on an old dock on a pond. Normally, I don’t take many photos of these birds but I love the patterns that displayed in the sunlight. The gangly
“Double-crested Cormorants are a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish.
Did you know:
- From a distance, Double-crested Cormorants are dark birds with snaky necks, but up-close they’re quite colorful—with orange-yellow skin on their face and throat, striking aquamarine eyes that sparkle like jewels, and a mouth that is bright blue on the inside.” (Source: allaboutbirds.org)
I have to admit that I have never seen the inside of the mouth but I will trust the word of allaboutbirds.org. 🙂 These birds are not the prettiest of birds but don’t you agree that they have a certain look that makes them quite interesting.