We are now at the stage where several cormorants have left the nest. They can fly, swim and are in the midst of perfecting their ‘get away from me look.’
I have no idea how many have made it to this stage. Many of the fledglings were born weeks apart and there is just too much activity going on. I’ve noticed that they tend to sit on the outside of the nesting areas, away from the main group. I have no idea how much they still depend on their old family.
The goal of this post is to show what the young look like at different stages of their maturity. Some have flecks of white on the cheek, whereas others have a distinct white stripe. Some have a bill that has a clear hook. Some are even developing yellow on their beak.
I’m going to continue this aspect of the project for as long as I can, and then create a page showing the cormorants at different ages of the first couple of months of their life. I may need to get a lot of help with this, but I think it could be really useful 🙂