The Double-crested Cormorant – A Photographic Gallery

By Gary Gray

Rather than talk about photography, I thought I’d share a small photographic gallery.

Today’s subject, the Double-crested Cormorant.

The Cormorant is a fairly common bird in the United States. They typically nest in colonies and can most often be found near a body of water. Some folks consider them to be ugly birds, but I personally find them to be elegant, unique looking and quite agile in flight. They are also very fast fliers. I’ve clocked these birds zooming along parallel to my car at 60 mph.

I’m lucky enough to live in close proximity to a large number of these birds. As a result, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of photographs featuring them as my subject.

In Colorado, they are primarily a migratory species. They start showing up at the local lakes in February and hang around until early autumn.

So today I’m going to share a few of my more recent photos of The Double-crested Cormorant.

White Pelican complains to two cormorants about possession of a log.
Double-crested Cormorant collecting nesting material.
Double-crested cormorant is regurgitating a fish for it’s chick.
Double-Crested Cormorant in Flight With Wings Spread and Neutral Background
Double-crested Cormorant flying with spread wings over a clear blue lake.
Double-Crested Cormorants Gathered on a Lake Shore in The Sun