IMG_8014 Shot 5-07-2008
Cormorants nesting on the Salt Works dredge, South San Diego Bay, San Diego, California
Many of the nesting shorebirds at the Salt Works nest in very close proximity, my assumption is that the colony allows for better protection against predators. As you can see, the dredge requires some major cleaning at the end of nesting season before we can use it again in the winter. Yes, that is BLUE paint under all the layers of white guano, and this is just part of a nesting season's accumulation.