Put in place to prevent the Ghost Fleet from traveling downstream, these pilings also serve as a resting place for a number of the airborne residents in Mallows Bay. Osprey and cormorants are some of the most frequent visitors to the pilings, often to examine the day’s catch. You might also catch a double crested cormorant drying their wings in the sun here. A great photo opportunity!
A group of cormorants claim their favorite piling perches (John McLaughlin)
A cormorant rests after a dive. (Matt McIntosh/NOAA)