A Juvenile Cormorant

It’s almost a guarantee to find several Double-crested Cormorants sitting on the pilings and rocks along the Kent Narrows channel at Mears Marina year-round.

The Double-crested Cormorant’s body is primarily black whereas the juveniles have white from under their chin down their chest and belly.

This juvenile was bold to sit up the highest and out the farthest from the rest of the group.Β  He certainly appeared to be enjoying the late afternoon sun from his standpoint.

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As I photographed some of the Cormorants on the rocks, I could see an approaching fishing boat was causing an uneasy feeling amongst the group.Β  I went back to the juvenile in my viewer and just caught him leaving his piling.

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No one else took flight, so this teenager made a u-turn and came right back but settled a little closer to his group, where he felt a little safer I’m sure.Β  πŸ™‚


24 thoughts on “A Juvenile Cormorant

  1. Love your Double-cresteds, I have never seen this specie before. I love filming cormorants, and these a lovely shots Donna! This one has typical juvenile colourings. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Beautiful photos. Cormorants are such quick movers that I have yet to have any success at capturing a photo that isn’t a blur. Great job πŸ™‚

  3. awww…that is sweet! Well, maybe not “sweet” but you know what I mean! Gotta learn AND be independent! hugs

    • Thanks so much, Charlie, I was real lucky this time switching back to him to photograph and he started to depart. I really thought I probably lost the focus as he took off. Isn’t it awesome when you check out your photos later and find you actually got the shot?!!!!! πŸ™‚

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