Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday's Foto

Double-crested Cormorants are a common nesting species on the islands of New York Harbor. According to the New York City Audubon Society's "Harbor Herons Nesting Survey 2010", "A total of 1,372 Double-crested Cormorant nests were observed, representing an increase from the 2007 total of 1,046 nests and the 2009 total of 1,183 nests." These diving birds can be found around New York City during every month of the year and seem to be thriving likely due, in part, to improving water quality and fish populations. This individual was found drying his feathers at the edge of Prospect Lake in Prospect Park.

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