On my way down to Niagara to see family this weekend, I heard that this bird was still hanging out at the Tollgate Ponds, so I stopped quickly to see if I could spot it. As expected, there were other birders there to point it out, which was nice, since it is a bit of a game of Where is Waldo, trying to pick out the smaller black bird from the other larger black birds. I got great looks at this bird through the scope and could clearly see the smaller size, slightly longer tail and white chevron at the gape of the mouth. A great way to start the weekend!
|I've helped you out and circled the Neotropic Cormorant, surrounded by larger Double-crested Cormorants|
In the shots below you can see the white markings near the corner of the mouth.