Double Crested Cormorants

double crested cormorant silhouette
Double-crested Cormorants are common on the cape, but you will find them on the waterways and reservoirs of Framingham, as well. 

dc cormorant flying
Cormorants can always be recognized, even from afar, because of the unique shape of their heads. Up close, their bright orange beaks and throat pouches make quite an impression.

juv cormorant 2
Immature cormorants are lighter colored.  They look more brown than black when seen in bright sunlight.

juv cormorant
Immature birds have paler faces and beaks, as well.  The signature shape of a cormorant head is still present, though!


  1. Good photos!! - love the flight and wing stretch especially.

  2. Thank you, Chris! I like that one, too. It looks so graceful flying like that.


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