Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cormorants/Wild Bird

 Double-crested cormorant

This afternoon, driving home from an emergency visit to a sick  relative in Upstate New York, my husband and  spied these cormorants in a tree next to the harbour in Hamilton, Ontario. Truth be told, it's amazingly easy to take photos of cormorants there.



I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

38 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are great shots. i hope your relative will be okay...

Paul in Powell River said...

They're a nice bird, but I think you mean Double-crested Cormorant.

eileeninmd said...

Great shot of the cormorant. I hope all is well with your relative. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

Renae said...

My goodness - that is a different looking guy. no offense. great capture!!!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh great catch..I have only see one once..love their feet...Michelle

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic shots!

Viola said...

Wonderful to see! Glad you stopped the car! :) And I can see it's having great feet! =)

mick said...

Nice photos of the Cormorant. I wonder if the ones you have over there have beautiful blue eyes like ours here.

LONDONLULU said...

I hope your relative is OK - these are both terrific, I love seeing cormorants in action (though *definitely* not easy for me to get a great capture :)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Now I need a lesson on birds. I know very little yet they live so close by.

Andy said...

It might have been easy to photograph them but it took some skill to get the photos that you did.

EG CameraGirl said...

Paul,
Thanks! WHAT was I thinking??? :))

Crafty Gardener said...

Great shots of the cormorant. All my photos of them are when they are perched on rocks in the water.

Michelle said...

Great photos of this bird!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos of the cormorant. I really like the second one. Great details of his feathers.

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures.

Randy said...

I see he has webbed feet.

Stephanie said...

nice looking bird!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I like the second one. That's a great perch!

Rohrerbot said...

Wonderful shots up close. Love cormorants. They pose so nice:) Keep them coming:)

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
Wish you a good day :)

Lowell said...

What's the difference between a cormorant and an anhinga? We have both here but they look the same to me.

Nice shots. That ol' zoom lens is working well!

Chrissy Brand said...

Impressive bird and photos.

Marie said...

Such lovely birds! Great photos! Sure hope your relative is doing better.

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Roan said...

Beautiful shots! There are cormorants listed in my Birds of Illinois book, but I have never seen one. Hopefully I will one day, when my camera is in hand, of course.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh these are great.
I photographed one from afar this past spring, and wished I could get as close as you have;')~

Andrea said...

Hope your emergency had a good ending ... I love the Cormorants. They are so awkward out of water and so impressive in the water. Great pictures, as usual.

Andrea @ FRom the Sol

Danielle said...

Cormorants are one of my favorite birds to capture with my camera...their eyes are beautiful jewels and they can often be found just sitting on rocks or branches drying out their wings. Great shots.

Sandra said...

wonderful shots of them, i think they are a little brighter in color than ours here.

Larry said...

Great shots of the Double-crested Cormorant Camera Girl! Love that second photo showing those big feet!

George said...

It may have been easy to get pictures of cormorants in Hamilton, but you got some great ones.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Fishermen are not fond of cormorants but I kinda like their prehistoric appearance, captured so well in your photos.

Robyn said...

We saw some cormorants in North York a couple of weeks ago! Always surprising to see "nature" in the city. We also saw kingfishers or some such thing (there was a birder who randomly chose us to explain this to, or I wouldn't have known).

Susan said...

I have never seen a Cormorant. What an interesting bird.

missmeggy said...

I've never seen a cormorant before.it seems like this bird looks truly wonderful!I sooooooo love the 2nd photo!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of the cormorant!
We have it here in Sweden too, but it's not so popular because of its droppings that kills the trees they are sitting in.
Greetings Pia

Rose said...

Looks like they were paid to pose for you.

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