Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cormorant and Egret

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

I saw this Little Black Cormorant at a park in Gympie the other week.  It was drying off as it balanced on a dead stick above the water.  It didn't look very secure as it clasped the end of the stick with its webbed feet.



A short distance away around the pond was a Great Egret looking very elegant. Although it was up on the bank it must have been watching carefully because it suddenly dived down towards the water and came up with a small fish. 



22 comments:

  1. the cormorants always fascinate me. :)

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  2. Great series, but the cormorant takes the cake. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. they're quite a sweet face, on the black cormorants; lovely egret poses also

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  4. Cool shots of the Cormorants. And their eyes are such a pretty color. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful images of a fascinating bird.

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  6. I love the shots with the outspread wings!

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  7. Great pictures you show. Hanne Bente

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  8. Great series ... the cormorant is my favorite!

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  9. Cormorants are a favorite of mine....I enjoyed viewing those photos, but I must admit, I LOVE that very last image of the great egret.

    Wood Stork

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  10. Your right Mick, that cormorant does't look to happy perched and almost overbalancing as it is. You got good shots of it though.

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  11. Lovely shots Mick! I love the colour of Cormorants eyes!!

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  12. Great pictures of both these birds, the egret is comical trying to balance.

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  13. Tat cormorant has jewels for eyes! Nice shots, Mick!

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  14. A brilliant set of shots, especially the Little Black Cormorant.

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  15. Wow Mick, I love that Little Cormorant! I didn't know there was such a thing. It has those Cormorant eyes though. Great photos of both the Cormorant and the Egret. They are both amazing fishers.

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  16. Wow..Black is so hard to photo and you got every feather and white is just as hard...the cormorant is an amazing shot.

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  17. Mick, great shots of the cormorants.We do see them occassionally here.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  18. ps...

    Just wanted you to know that I added a linky to my newest bird photos today. If you'd care to stop by and leave a link. And perhaps if you know of anyone who loves birding--let them know of the new birding meme I set up for a weekly run---The Bird D'Pot. Stop by if you can. And have a glorious week.

    I'd Rather B Birdin'

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