Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DC Cormorant

No, this wasn’t shot in the Gulf, this is a Double-crested Cormorant. Their feathers do not repel water like a duck, but rather they soak it in. It helps make the bird less buoyant. That is why you will see DC Cormorants standing in the sun with the wings spread open after they have been fishing.

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Yes, Gloucester is a great place to come fishing for the summer.

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8 comments:

Chris Petrak said...

Gorgeous light - makes a common bird uncommon and (almost) beautiful

Roy said...

Not a Fisherman's friend.{:)
Great shots Steve.

Robin Robinson said...

Nice DC Corm shots. I love their turquoise eyes. It's a bird I love to photograph even though they aare just teh plain old shags that no one seems to love.

Chris said...

Even the birds know that Gloucester is the best fishing place ever ;-) Beautifuls et of pictures Steve! Well done!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

There is such elegance in this shot. It could be a oil painting. It's gorgeous. What a capture!

Lesley said...

Great photos. I love when you can see their feet paddling away in the water. And it always a bonus to get them with their mouths open, calling out!

Robin said...

Very nice shots! Those eyes! Eerie

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Wow beautiful Cormorant photos!

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