Double-crested Cormorants

Cormorants Perched on Pilings

These pilings are what are left of a dock on the Ashley River at Middleton Place. The tide was going out and a crew of Double-crested Cormorants were using them as perches.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

This one seemed to be investigating a crack in the wood.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

I looked away and he either jumped or fell into the water.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

I thought he might be going fishing but he flew right back out of the water.

Double-crested Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorants

There was room for a couple more birds to join them.

Double-crested Cormorants on River Pilings
Double-crested Cormorants

Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
April 17, 2021

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