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. He certainly appeared to be enjoying the late afternoon sun from his standpoint.
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. I went back to the juvenile in my viewer and just caught him leaving his piling.
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. 🙂