Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

An extremely rare vagrant to the UK from North America, yet to be recorded in Norfolk. The only photos I have are from Florida and California where the races floridanus and albociliatus occur respectively. Nominate auritus is more likely to occur in Europe but these differ only slightly (mainly in the colour of the adults' tufts behind the eye).

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adult Double-crested Cormorants, Ding Darling (Florida, USA), 16th April 2013

 

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immature Double-crested Cormorant, Garden Key, Dry Tortugas (Florida, USA), 21st April 2013

 

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immature Double-crested Cormorant, Wakodahatchee (Florida, USA), 27th April 2013 - seemed unperturbed by crowds of people almost touching it

 

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immature Double-crested Cormorants, Finney Lake (California, USA), 22nd April 2005

 

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adult Double-crested Cormorant, Monterey Peninsula (California, USA), 23rd April 2005

 

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immature Double-crested Cormorant, Tamiami Trail Loop Road (Florida, USA), 14th April 2013

 

Double-crested Cormorants, Finney Lake (California, USA), 22nd April 2005

 

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adult Double-crested Cormorant, Big Sur Rivermouth (California, USA), 29th April 2005

 

Double-crested Cormorant (left) and Pelagic Cormorant (right), Campbell River (British Columbia, Canada), 12th September 2006

 

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Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga Trail, Everglades (Florida, USA), 24th April 2013 - taken seconds before an Alligator got it!