Dressed Up


This week’s photo, taken March 4, 2017 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PELAGIC CORMORANT, the smallest cormorant along the Pacific Coast of North America.

The PELAGIC CORMORANT dresses up nicely during the breeding season, displaying white rump patches and a bit of red facial skin at the base of its bill. Notice also a few white plumes on the neck and head.

The green iridescence can be seen year round, easily visible here on what has been a rare event in the Pacific Northwest lately – a sunny day.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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One Response to Dressed Up

  1. Chris says:

    Nice shot. I hope to see one at Montana de Oro this Sunday. It is not uncommon this time of year to see all three cormorant species sunning together on one large rock just offshore.

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