Date: 3/10/17 9:07 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Great Cormorant?
Sounds like a Pelagic Cormorant. They have white spots in the breeding season.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


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> On Mar 10, 2017, at 9:00 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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