A colony of nesting Brandt's Cormorants exists in La Jolla Cove, San Diego area. This male was displaying again and again, in hopes of attracting a female. Most of the birds were already nesting, some with half-grown young, so his chances were likely pretty slim.
This bird was patiently sitting on her nest, incubating eggs. She was at La Jolla Cove, in the San Diego area. The wispy white feathers on her shoulders are part of the breeding plumage.
This nesting cormorant occasionally would stand up and turn her eggs before settling back down on the nest. La Jolla Cove, San Diego area.