Date: 3/10/17 9:08 pm
From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Great Cormorant?

You likely saw a pelagic cormorant that are common along the Oregon coast
and have white flanks in breeding plumage.


On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:01 PM Tim <timberwolf69...> wrote:

> Not sure if I'm seeing things but today in Charleston I saw a bird that
> looked like a Cormorant flying under the bridge but this bird clearly had
> large white spots it's sides or flanks if you will. Not being a Cormorant
> specialist I had to come home look it up. The bird I saw looked exactly
> like the ones Audubon has listed as Great Cormorant. Their description only
> shows them on the East coast. I was wondering if these ha been seen before
> here on the OR coast or if anyone else saw this bird today? Or is there is
> another type bird I could have seen. The bird was less than 50ft. away and
> I would put good money on it being a Cormorant from it's shape and flight
> but the white spots threw me. Any help would be great.
> Tim Gannon
> Reedsport

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