Friday, June 5, 2009

Brandt's cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Despite a very late start this year (compared to as early as February in past years), it looks like the cormorants at the end of the Coast Guard Pier are making headway with their nests... and have successfully booted off the young sea lions from the rocks. I have to say there doesn't seem to be quite as many cormorants as I've seen in past years.