I love how cormorants spread their wings in the sun to dry them off. It makes them look rather regal, don't you think?
I spotted this fellow at the Japanese Friendship Garden. You wouldn't think there would be any of these water birds in the desert but there are several colonies of them around the valley where there are large water sources. I wouldn't say that the little lake at the friendship garden was of a size to appeal to these birds so I'm guessing this fellow was just making a visit to check out the fish stock.