Juvinile? Cormorant stunned by hitting a large window on my home overlooking the Salish Sea.
A colony near the industrial complex
Cormorant (front bird).
The middle and rear species appear to be a smallish duck, and a merganser of some sort, but not worthwhile enough of a photo to make them observations.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 普通鸕鶿
ID Credit :
Blackdog To Chan / Gary Tse
Minimum of 67 double-crested cormorants seen at VFW Lake on 10/20/14 (0830); 60 seen on 10/17 at this location.
The order Suliformes (dubbed "Phalacrocoraciformes" by Christidis & Boles 2008) is a proposed order by the International Ornithologist's Union. In regards to the recent evidence that the traditional Pelecaniformes is polyphyletic, it has been suggested that the group be split up to reflect the true evolutionary relationships.