Water Birds--Gulls, Ducks, Terns, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds - JudithSparhawk
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Displaying Brandt's Cormorant ~ This Brandt's Cormorant was displaying, trying to impress the lady cormorants. He assumed this strange position, raising his beak into the air, and flapping his wings.  For a little while he had some admirers, and finally one participated in some beak-play, but then flew off, apparently not sufficiently impressed.  He went back to displaying, ever hopeful.

Displaying Brandt's Cormorant ~ This Brandt's Cormorant was displaying, trying to impress the lady cormorants. He assumed this strange position, raising his beak into the air, and flapping his wings. For a little while he had some admirers, and finally one participated in some beak-play, but then flew off, apparently not sufficiently impressed. He went back to displaying, ever hopeful.

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