Tag Archives: Little Black Cormorant

Drying its Wings: A Little Black Cormorant

21 Jul
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Maybe because it’s midwinter, I often spot Little Black Cormorants,  wings outstretched – drying off in the sunshine. Nearly every day I see a flock of them perched atop the shark-proof net. En mass they are quite an impressive sight. I’ve even seen them interspersed with white Egrets. That is fantastic!

Enjoy this shot of a single bird as it rests.

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A Rare Sight: Pelicans and Cormorants

30 Dec
Pelicans and Cormorants

Pelicans and Cormorants

It’s been a while since I took this photograph, but it’s still quite special. It’s a record of the one and only time I’ve ever seen a flock of Little Black Cormorants and a group of their huge cousins, the Australian Pelicans, together on the river.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Little Black Cormorant

22 Nov
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Now and then I see the Little Black Cormorants  flying, diving or paddling on the river. Sometimes they come to rest on the swimming bath’s shark-proof netting.

Their speed in the water is breathtaking, but it seems that they don’t like to stay wet indefinitely, since this little guy has spread his wings out to dry.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Little Black Cormorants

5 Nov
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Despite preferring fresh water, Little Black Cormorants frequently visit our local, salt-water, river baths.

These birds are small, black and glossy: their bill is thin and hooked.

Here’s a photo of one in the baths.

Enjoy!

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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

Fascinating…

 

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Spread Your Wings

13 May
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

Spread your wings, oh Little Black Cormorant!

This visitor to the baths has just been for a dip and is eager to dry off.

A shag on a rock!

Enjoy!