I didn't know that we had cormorants in Ohio. When I got up early and captured these birds on the pond, I thought they were loons. I was set straight by a photo friend on flikr that recognized them right away.
Now I know. Don't you like learning something you didn't know before? So, there you go. Double breasted cormorants on a pond in Ohio. Go figure. I wonder if we have penguins? They might have wandered in with the hard frost we got last weekend.