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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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The Day of The Cormorants

28 Jun
A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

The last few weeks I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of Little Black Cormorants in and around our local swimming baths. Just today I overheard someone commenting on the large number that had perched along the shark-proof net, doubtless to enjoy the warm sunshine on a cold winter’s day.

They certainly make their presence felt when they land on the water, and commence their quite extraordinary dives. They swim much lower in the water than the ducks, and certainly in our part of the river, their numbers are far, far greater.

Enjoy!

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Little Black Cormorants in Action!

29 Dec
Little Black Cormorants

Little Black Cormorants

I like this action shot of Little Black Cormorants. I took it recently in the local river baths, where these delightful little birds sometimes choose to play…

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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A Little Pied Cormorant on a Rock

30 Sep
Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Although I see regularly see them, Little Pied Cormorants are far less common as visitors than their relatives, Little Black Cormorants.

The Pied ones are arguably more attractive, and some of my favourite photos are of this variety.

Enjoy!

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The Day of the Cormorants

2 Sep
Little Black Cormorants

Little Black Cormorants

This morning, Ron, Chicki and I visited our local park. The sun, which had been shining brightly early on, was by now disappearing behind rather threatening-looking clouds. The heavy rain, though, did not eventuate.

On my way down the hill to the baths, I spotted an unusual sight. Dozens of Little Black Cormorants had perched on the wire atop the net. I counted twenty-four in a row, but that was just the start…

Quite often I see these birds in small numbers, but today’s display was exceptional. That’s why I’ve dubbed it ‘The Day of The Cormorants.’

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All Along the Wire…

7 Aug
All along the wire...

All along the wire…

All along the wire…

Little Black Cormorants love to dive: hence their need to dry their wings.

Sometimes they choose to spread them out while resting on the rocks in and around the baths, but now and then they choose somewhere higher.

Enjoy!

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