The business end of a double-crested cormorant. I love the contrast between the orange face and the blue-green eye. If you ever wonder whether your looking at a cormorant or an anhinga, the cormorant is usually brown with a hooked beak (see above.) The anhinga is usually black and white with a straight, hookless beak. (See the anhinga hanging out with the cattle egrets in the next photo.) The anhinga also spends more time than the cormorant with wings outstretched for drying.
20120110FloridaMelbourneRob ScharpfViera Wetlandsdoublecrested cormorantRCS2758