This week's featured bird is familiar to many North American birders: the double-crested cormorant is the most widespread cormorant on the continent. While its namesake double crests are only visible during the breeding season, they're a great field mark, as is this bird's behavior of spreading out its wings to dry after a swim. Of course, if you can get close enough, its stunning blue eyes can be a remarkable trait to see!
What adventures have you had with double-crested cormorants? Share your sightings in the comments!
Photo © Linda Tanner