Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Double-crested Cormorant in San Diego Bay

Generally, people don't consider cormorants pretty. Well, maybe they aren't. But they do have strikingly aqua eyes! And have you really taken a close look at their body plumage? Take another look; there's something here to appreciate.

Double-crested Cormorant in breeding plumage
Double-crested Cormorant in breeding plumage. San Diego. January 1, 2019.
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
The slightly purplish iridescent wing coverts has each feather outlined in black.
Double-crested Cormorant

Here are other photos of Double-crested Cormorant in San Diego County submitted to eBird. Click on the photos to rate (1 awful, 2 poor but identifiable, 3 average or small, 4 very good, 5 magazine cover worthy)

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