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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lost a feather

Double-crested Cormorants resting in the deadwood trees at a local pond. I noticed one bird with a detached feather, trying to figure out how to put it back in. Nearby, another Cormorant seems to be mocking.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Westborough, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Hugh Howarth