It’s not the Everglades sexiest bird, but it is one of the most ubiquitous. The double-breasted cormorant has neutral density bones that allow it to swim after fish. Gregarious by nature, the cormorant hunts for fish with its friends. It has no oil glands so it must dry out its wings in the air. It struggles to take to flight.
As I continue to edit from a season in the Everglades, I found that I did point my camera towards the cormorant from time to time. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing this delightfully awkward bird.