Robb and I happened upon this napping Cormorant whilst cycling on Sunday afternoon. I took a lot of uninteresting photos of him, dead asleep. And then, he yawned, shook out his feathers, and resumed his nap.
I certainly had no idea that the inside of a Cormorant's mouth was such a splendid shade of blue! I wonder if this color lasts year round, or is in place only during breeding season? This is a Double-Crested Cormorant, named after his tufts that look a bit like false eyelashes. Not surprisingly, he only wears those long enough to attract a mate.
I hope you all had a love holiday weekend, and that you're re-energized for whatever you need to be doing.