Cormorant At Rest




When I visited the Leonabelle Birding Center (Port Aransas, Texas) a while back, I photographed a resting Double-crested Cormorant that was on the boardwalk at the birding center:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On) ISO 400 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/500 […]

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Sunrise Silhouette




A while back, I learned that lake refurbishment at one of the area’s local Missouri Conservation Area’s lakes was complete. The area still needs to have fish restocked and will not be open to fishing for several years. Since the refurbishment was complete, I thought I’d take the kayak out and see what I could […]

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Fun Friday: Don’t Ya Just Hate It Whenever …




… ya get a stick caught in the shrub! Today’s post features a pair of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) nesting at the Venice Rookery (Venice, Florida). While one bird stayed at the nest in-process, the other would fly out, find a suitable stick, return to the nest, and either present it to his/her partner or […]

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Communication Skills




While photographing at the Venice Rookery, a squabble developed between an Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) and a Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus). Here are a couple of images I captured of their interaction: Nothing really came of this disruption. After a few seconds, both birds decided the “issue” was not as important as first thought! The anhinga […]

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The Eyes Have It




During my recent adventures in the Everglades NP (Florida), it was so awesome to get so close to the many birds on the Anhinga Trail, especially the Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus). Cormorants are beautiful birds, but seeing them up close and personal gives one a new perspective. What am I talking about? The eyes. As […]

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Double-Crested Cormorant




 While shooting American White Pelicans on Wednesday, I also had a small group of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) fly in and land in front of me. The DC Cormorant is another migrating bird that I enjoy photographing. When in the water, it often swims with only it’s long neck and head out of the water. […]

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Gull Island, Part 3




Besides the Kittiwakes and Pigeon Guillemots, Gull Island (Homer, Alaska) presented me another “lifer”, the Red-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax urile). According to my bird ID books, this beauty is found only in the waters of Alaska, nesting along cliff ledges along with other sea birds:

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