Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

f6.7 @ 1/2500s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X teleconverter

"Double-crested Cormorant," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A very common and widespread species, it winters anywhere that is ice-free along both coasts, as far north as southern Alaska (on the west coast) and southern New England (on the east coast). It can be found as far south as Mexico and the Bahamas. It migrates from the coldest parts of its breeding range, such as eastern Canada, and has occurred in Europe as a very rare vagrant, for example in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Azores.
Black Beach, West Falmouth, Massachusetts