Common and widespread...on east
No. Amer. coasts, west European
coasts and Australasian waters.
Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus
(L 31.5-40" WS 48-63"
Wt 3.3-12 lbs)
The common cormorant or shag
Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
The reason you will see, no doubt:
It is to keep the lightning out.