Sunday, July 24, 2011

No really, that mom is NOT eating her chick!

Today I am posting some nesting Brandts cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) photos. The chicks still have some down but are almost the same size as the adults at this point. Cormorants nest on rocky areas and one really popular one in this region is the Breakwater jetty next to the Monterey Harbor. 


The name of this post is what it is because while the parents are feeding the chicks, it really looks like the parent is eating the baby! (As you will see below).