Cormorants are expecting

See my new post on the fence blocking the view of the cormorants at Breakwater blues.
Cormorant on EggsIt’s time! The Brandt’s cormorants nesting on the Monterey Harbor breakwater are expecting. This was my morning sighting and first photo of the pale eggs under a female. She stood up briefly after the male dropped off new nesting material.CormorantsNesting

 

The cormorants have taken over the upper breakwater. Now’s a great time to watch them display, build and replenish nests, and sit and wait for their hatchlings. Visit if you can.

About Chris Parsons

A science writer/educator exploring and sharing nature with words and photos to connect, inspire and conserve.
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2 Responses to Cormorants are expecting

  1. Katie (Nature ID) says:

    The pelagic cormorants under the Monterey Bay Aquarium are already on their second brood this year!

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