The Cormorants Are Back!

Monday, March 26, 2018,

The Double-crested Cormorants have returned to our Long Island shores and waterways. These guys are amongst my favorite birds. While other birds look like they’re working for a living – and they are – these Cormorants always look like they’re having fun. They have such a sense of ‘joie de vivre’ about them, as if life’s a game and they’re winning. It’s always a pleasure to see them. I miss them when they’re gone but doubly glad when they return. JK


Ol’ Blue Eyes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014,

No Frank Sinatra here folks. This is a Double-crested Cormorant. They’ve got the eyes but certainly not the voice. Anyone who has visited a breeding colony of these guys can attest to that fact. You won’t be hearing ‘It Was A Very Good Year‘ or anything close. Frogs cannot croak better than these birds. Nor as loudly. Despite their musical drawbacks, Cormorants truly do make a joyful noise unto the world. JK