Red-faced it is!

Seward, Alaska

Thanks to Rich and Dave for verifying the ID as RED-FACED CORMORANTS. 

Despite the National Geographic portrayal of a small red face in winter, Rich emailed that their facial skin fades to a dull yellow color similar to the dull yellow or horn color of the basal ¾ of the bill. Both he and Dave thought the thicker, pale bill was the key, with its slightly larger size and thicker neck nailing the ID as Red-faced.

Happy Birding and Happy Thanksgiving!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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