I guess if you are a bird, this is a lesson in how to be very careful where you choose to stand. 😉
This particular tree was a haven for these cool looking birds as up to a half dozen of them would take turns resting and sunning themselves on a hot day on the Colorado plains.
These birds are common in the area during the summer. During the winter they head to the warmer climes of the Gulf Coast and the adjacent states. You can learn more about these Cormorants here.