09 February 2014

Little Pied Cormorant

at the bottom of a steep road there is lake access at Brightwaters Park, so I decided to go on down and see what there was to see; I might get lucky


there was just one lone Little Pied Cormorant out there, and looking not so pristine 


Twenty kilometres further around the lake at Wangi-Wangi, I spotted another, Little Pied Cormorant.  It was middle of the day, and the sun was hot.  

Those webbed feet look quite awkward for perching like this, but maybe they have even more stability?




20 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great shots, and hoping to see some of these very soon on my upcoming trip to the Texas coast. Can hardly wait for this! The bottom shot here looks like a baby???? A rather BIG baby though

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures of the birds.
Nice to watch the coastal views.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Good Morning Carole. This is a lovely little bird and great shots of him. Yes I agree with Jeanne when she say the last shots looks like a BIG baby!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots on the Little Pied Cormorant.

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful photos of the Little Pied Cormorant.
Perfect sharpness, compliments.
Photo 5 and 5 are my favorite.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, pretty view of the water and Little Pied Cormorant. Beautiful photos, have a happy day!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the fluffy chest area ... so cute!! what a cutie. ( :

David Gascoigne said...

As far as I know all cormorants breed in trees so their webbed feet must serve them well for perching purposes.

TexWisGirl said...

i just love your b&w birds. :)

Montanagirl said...

Hi Carole. Excellent shots of this bird. I have never seen one of these. Have a great Sunday!

DIMI said...

Great shots Carol!!What a beautiful bird!!Wonderful pictures!!Wish you a happy week!!
Dimi..

Merlesworld said...

The baby is a pretty little fellow.
Merle........

Jan Castle said...

I'm thinking they just need to take a dip in the lake!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Stewart M said...

Nice looking birds - even if they often do seem to being having bad hair days!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the pied cormorant is a good deal better looking than our North American double-crested variety. ;))

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great shots of the pied cormorant !

Synnöve Schneider said...

This young cormorant is so cute. I like this white feathers. Great !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The cormorants we see are bigger and uglier, but they have the same kind of feet --I agree they do look awkward!

Helma said...

What a wonderful blog and your photos are fantastic!
Beautiful and bright images.

Liz said...

They seem to be forever preening when I photograph them. Love that last shot!