Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kayaking along the Creek

Every now and again I enjoy kayaking along the creek - even though I know that it is not a place where I will find many shorebirds roosting. The other morning there was a little breeze getting up on the bay but in amongst the mangroves on the creek it was very still and the reflections were perfect.

These mangroves were beginning to come into flower - again a perfect reflection. (Can anyone name it for me?) (This mangrove has now been ID'd as the River Mangrove - Aegiceras corniculatum - thanks Moyra!)

The tide height determines where the vegetation changes from mangrove trees to grass and taller forest trees.

There was patchy cloud in the sky and this made a big difference to the color of the water.

The only bird that stayed still long enough for me to get photos was this Little Pied Cormorant.

For more scenery from around the world visit Our World Tuesday
and for more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.



29 comments:

  1. beautiful reflections! i LOVE the pied cormorant shots! wow!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is a very cute cormorant! And I'd love to go kayaking on that pretty little creek... a nice change for you as you say.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful views of your world, Mick!! I love the reflections and the cormorant shots!! Superb captures!! Hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah spring!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful place!
    Have a good day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely scenery during your kayaking trip! The Little Pied Cormorant is a cute bird. Great post and photos.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous area with a beautiful bird to boot!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The reflections are gorgeous and so is the cormorant.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those photos just ooze with peace and beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Bewdy! Is that you in the kayak or a kayaking companion?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful scenic place with such lovely flowers and birds.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful! That Little Pied Cormorant looks very tidy compared to the scruffy ones I see round here… Where's the mohawk I'm used to?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful scenery and that Little Pied Cormorant is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wonderful reflections!
    I find that little Cormorant to be comical and cute as a button.
    Loved your post Mick!

    ReplyDelete
  15. The scenery is stunning and that has to be one of the loveliest looking Cormorant species you could wish to see.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Peaceful scenes to enjoy there Mick. The cormorant just appears totally unfazed by you taking that cracking picture.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful landscape;-)
    Céline & Philppe

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great shots of beautiful surroundings. Kayaking looks like such a peaceful activity. And I do love your photos of the Pied Cormorant, a great looking bird.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely photos and the little cormorant was such a sweet little darling!
    Thanks Mick for your congrats to me and my little granddaughter!
    Greetings Pia

    ReplyDelete
  20. the flower was very beautiful and the little cormorant very sweet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. What lovely and serene scenes! It looks like a place one could spend a lot of time. Love all the details.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your photos are beautiful.
    Greetings from Holland

    ReplyDelete
  23. Every one of your post moves me closer to buying a canoe!

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    ReplyDelete
  24. Kayaking?!!! What gorgeous scenes you share...only by going out on the water as you do to see what most people miss. And the Pied Cormorant...wishing we had them HERE in USA. Lucky you.

    ReplyDelete
  25. You sure do take fabulous photos from your kayak.

    ReplyDelete
  26. it all looks so peaceful ans scenic. love the Cormorant shot as well.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've never seen the mangroves flowering. Hopefully someday.

    ReplyDelete