Living by a large, breathing river like the Potomac just above Great Falls means each day is different. The water levels are constantly shifting, the sun rises and sets in different locations and populations of birds and animals fluctuate dramatically.
In all my years here I'd never seen more than five or six cormorants. This morning I saw more than I'd ever seen in one place - ever. They settled only for a few minutes. I tried to capture the amazing sound of these creatures taking off as they headed down river.