Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) - Yoakam Point - Charleston, Oregon 5/17/2009 (suz)

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The Pelagic Cormorant is also known as the Baird’s Cormorant. It can dive as deep as 100 feet in coastal waters to feed on the sea bottom. This bird uses its own guano to solidify its nest materials and to cement its nest to the cliff face. A group of cormorants has many collective nouns, including a "flight", "gulp", "rookery", "sunning", and "swim" of cormorants.

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Comments (13)

Ferenc Kormos on July 19, 2009

Good shot! Greetings from Hungary

The Hammer on August 17, 2009

Hello Suzi Trousdale. What a great picture. I would love to receive permission to use your pictures of the Oregon South Coast on our website. Please go to and reply to the email address (I don't want to list it here to avoid spam). Will give you credit. Please include your Panoramio ID 23224573 with your email and/or photo ID. Fantastic photo. Thank you.

Suzi in Oregon on October 13, 2009

Thank you so much, Ferenc, for your visit and your kind comment! Please forgive this tardy reply. I was brand new to Pano at the time and didn't know my way around :O)

Suzi in Oregon on November 13, 2009

So am I, Billy - I would really like to show you this place - the stone in the lower left will fall out soon, if it hasn't already, and a new nest will take its place. There are other nesting birds, tidal pools, fantastic rock formations, amazing views of the lighthouse and the Pacific - every square inch is fascinating - I know you would enjoy it :O)

Suzi in Oregon on December 4, 2009

A happy hello to you, Bruce da Moose - glad you could stop by for a while, and will look forward to another visit from you. Warm greetings from the Oregon Coast :O)

arch.khazarian on June 14, 2010

Excellent photo gallery......................Congratulation

Greetings from Germany,

Alfred Khazarian

Suzi in Oregon on June 15, 2010

Many thanks, Alfred, nice of you to dive into the depths of my gallery! Happy greetings to you in Germany (O:

arch.khazarian on June 15, 2010

Hallo Suzi when I am Interesting on something I go more deeper ..............:))

Greeting from Germany to Oregon Coast, Alfred

Suzi in Oregon on June 19, 2010

I am so glad that you do, Alfred - beautifully said - thanks so much! (O:

S.Abt on March 1, 2011

Great album,so many stunning pictures. Will visit it again to view the rest when I have the time. Regards Stephan

Suzi in Oregon on March 2, 2011

I am so happy you took the time to look through my gallery, Stephan - thank you for your visit and lovely comments. Making images and sharing them gives me great pleasure! Happy greetings (O:

Francisco Jose Rios on February 15, 2013

Very interesting scenery and composition.Friendly greetings Fran.Greeting from Spain to Oregon.

Francisco Jose Rios on February 15, 2013

Sorry......Favorite and like.....Greetings Fran.

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Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 8, 2009
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    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Taken on 2009/05/17 13:25:23
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 63.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash