Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Double-Crested Cormorants (and lots of guano)

Three double-crested cormorants joined the gulls on Lake Kittamaqundi's paddle-boat dock yesterday, January 1. Sibley's bird guide tells me that the two birds with lighter front plumage are juveniles; the all-dark bird on the right is an adult. Double-cresteds sport a crest of feathers over each eye during breeding season.

The next Howard County Bird Club meeting at the Robinson Nature Center is Thursday, January 10...social starting at 7:30pm...meeting starting at 8:00pm,  leading into the regular presentation...Here's a link to the site, and please note particulars about when the Nature Center opens and locks its doors to accommodate the evening event:

http://howardbirds.org/