DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS mating dance to attract a mate consists of bowing their heads down, lifting their wings out & then stretching their necks up to expose their turquoise throats. Between their iridescent body feathers glinting in the sun and the flash of a turquoise throat the display is stunning. Nest building is on the very edge of bluffs. It seems a miracle that the chicks would not fall out and would survive. One clever bird built her nest inside a kind of cave way up high. Quite a cozy place to raise a family. & today there are 2 baby cormorants with fluffy baby feathers, which they groom just like mom. Life goes on. Sometimes brilliantly & with great & glorious beauty.