What a Diver!

16 Aug

These birds were made for diving…

Little Black Cormorants are quite amazing waterbirds. Their speed and agility is breathtaking. They fly well, but their awe-inspiring skill is in diving. We often watch them duck under, seemingly without effort, and then emerge sometime later, many metres away. These are not solo birds — I see them always in flocks, sometimes of many dozens, other times just three or four.


Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant



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6 Responses to “What a Diver!”

  1. sknicholls August 16, 2014 at 3:35 am #

    They took over the trees surrounding Lake Eola Park here in Orlando Fl and the cars parking beneath were cover in poo by the end of the days. Birds are beautiful, but I can’t say they are my favorites.

  2. davidprosser August 16, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    This one seems to be going at some speed judging by the wake behind him and the head thrust forward. Maybe there’s a little outboard motor just out of sight.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  3. Odie Langley August 16, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    It is amazing how a species can adapt to do the skills they do to survive.

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