Name this fishing bird (BELOW):
Many species of birds visit the river behind our apartment building. The one pictured can dive completely under water from a swimming position to catch fish. He swims low in the water and uses his tail feathers as a fanned rudder while he trys to locate his dinner.
His fan tail, hooked beak, and black-webbed feet (not visible in this photo) identify him as a juvenile Cormorant.
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg