Today I was experimenting with a new lens. The lens lets me capture images that are quite far away so I can go from this:
The double-crested cormorant is quite common where I live, which I now know thanks to my new lens. I've seen brandt's cormorants and pelagic cormorants in Monterey, CA, but I'm partial to the double-crested cormorant because of their green eyes and hooked beak.
Cormorants catch fish by diving up to 30 feet.
Although there is no mention of this in the guidebooks, the cormorants travel with pelicans while fishing. I can prove it:
People in Northern California are frequently despondent when it's gray and rainy like today, but it made for some excellent photography!