Fifteen Double-crested Cormorants chill on a floating log.
The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) has returned full- force to replace the Great Cormorant which has moved north. However, not all of the Double-cresteds migrated south in the fall, so many lingered throughout the winter. Unlike the Great Cormorant, the Double-crested inhabits inland ponds apart from its typical ocean and riverine habitat. Cormorants dive for fish from the surface of the water and are a common sight even along most developed shorelines.
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