There are going to be a billion gajillion photos of these guys in the coming days. Fortunately, very few people read this blog and will avoid being overwhelmed.
I love this series of photos. Love them. Both adults were near the nest so the chicks looked to their parents with anticipation. All chicks were looking in the same direction at the same time.
At this age, which I think was 2 1/2-3 weeks, the chicks very distinctly looked like little black cormorants. The face and wing patterns gave it away. I am going to LOVE doing the week by week comparisons of both species.
It’s still curious as to why these guys, and all other cormorants, gave up nesting at Balyang in favour of here.