09 March 2014

Great (Black) Cormorant

 ...just takin' things easy (the cormorant that is, while I was trying to dodge a minefield of rock-pools), mid afternoon at Pelican Point on the Central Coast.  

see what I mean?

 look at Noddy on the far left, having a camp, while next one along is into some neck-gym exercises

 a lone Pied Cormorant, and a coal-ship out to sea, waiting for its turn to enter Newcastle port 


 it amused me some that the Cormorants didn't flinch any when the waves bounced in

well I know they're used to them but you'd kind of think there'd be some movement; a step to the left maybe?

a parting snapshot

The Cormorants were in the same vicinity as the Red-necked Stints - did you miss them?  I'll leave a link for you then, here.

17 comments:

schöngeist for two said...

Was für wunderschöne tolle Aufnahmen.. !
Lieben Gruss Elke

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful shots of these cormorants.
They remain indeed just sit despite the high waves.
Cormorants in the Netherlands are now in breeding plumage.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue water background! I guess they don't mind the crashing waves.

Montanagirl said...

Your photos make me want to get over to the Bowdoin NWR soon. But everything is still pretty wintry here. Supposed to be 59 today though. I love the water action in your images.

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. he stayed stock-still throughout. :)

eileeninmd said...

Carole, I love your beautiful views of the water. Such a pretty color of water and sky! The Cormorants are cool birds and I love the cute Pied Cormorant.. Happy Birding!

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful shots one and all. Have a good week, Diane

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Cormorants are neat birds even if not the most handsome of the lot. We have some coastal formations just like that off the Sonoma Coast.

Carol Mattingly said...

I rarely see Comorants in my local travels. They seem to be such hardy burds.

Jan Castle said...

Nice shots and a beautiful day....know you enjoyed yourself!
Jan

EG CameraGirl said...

I see it truly is a trick to dodge the puddles there! Funny how the cormorants hardly flinch when hit by sea spray!

Haddock said...

Nice set of pictures, especially the one with the white spray.
Cormorants can sit still for a long time - one of the requirements for fishing.

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, it is still, unlike the salty water around it. Beautiful images.

Roy Norris said...

Yes I missed them the first time around Carole.
I promise to pay more attention next time.{:))

Helma said...

The cormorant is still not easy to photograph and certainly not if you're going to have all those water puddles should * grin *.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this little group. I like cormorant, but I know, the fishermen hate them.
Best regards, Synnöve

Ida said...

Fabulous photos here. I really enjoyed this series.