Watching, listening and right at home this Pelagic Cormorant enjoys a sunny winters afternoon.
Among the cormorants of North America’s Pacific Coast, the Pelagic is a small and slender species that flies with a thin, straight neck often compared to a broomstick. Breeding adults are black with glossy purple-green highlights. They have a coral-red throat patch and neat white patches on the flanks. They nest on coastal cliffs and forage in rocky water, rarely traveling far from shore despite their name.https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pelagic_Cormorant/overview