I was walking around the bay 2 weeks ago with my partner, The Jedi Master, and our dog Blaze, when across an empty field I looked out into the bay and saw a tall black bird that appeared from a distance to be a duck. I thought to myself that it was too large to be a duck so I broke off from the pack, camera in hand, and slithered up behind an upside down canoe which was on the edge of the water but still a distance from the black ‘unknown’ bird.
Of course I started snapping photos quickly just before he caught wind of me and flew off. I then rushed home and put the photos on the computer and began to look up this odd bird on my birding chart. I discovered that I had come across a Double-Crested Cormorant. I’ve never seen one of these birds on the back bay before so I was very excited! And of course, I gave myself another ‘happy face’ sticker on my birding chart for another Great Beedie discovery. :O)
He’s a beautiful bird. Enjoy!