Saturday, September 27, 2008

Camera Critters: 9-27

While out kayaking I came across this Cormorant sunbathing himself. Cormorants are silly birds who like to dive under the water only to reappear in some unexpected place. I have kicknamed them "clown" birds. So much fun to watch.

22 comments:

kjpweb said...

Yep - they're funny - looks like a junior, that you got there!
Cheers, Klaus

Teena in Toronto said...

That's a big bird!

I played too :)

Lapa37 said...

That sure is a big one and klaus says it's a junior geeze how much bigger do they get?

Yen said...

That is an awesome shot! Nice one this week:) Mine is posted HERE too. Happy CC!~

Sue said...

What a great shot of this amazing bird :) I think they are comical too :) My entry is here

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Picturing of Life said...

great shot

Please drop at my CC post also : in HERE Thanks

ratmammy said...

i love this photo. looked like a nice late summer day, too!

Christy said...

Great shot. Such a beautiful bird.

Reader Wil said...

What a funny bird he is! I should like to see one some day!

Anna said...

I've never seen one. They do sound like fun to watch.

Faye Pekas said...

I've never seen a cormorant up close. Nice shot.

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Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

They are a beautiful bird. I didn't realize how big they are.

twobarkingdogs said...

But, did it bring you a fish? Great photo! Thanks for sharing.

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Tink *~*~* said...

Similar birds in the pond out back of my house, called anhinga or "snake birds" - when they swim, they sometimes submerge their whole body with just their snake-like neck and head sticking above the water as they paddle along.

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i beati said...

RThis looks a lt like my Florida

Kathryn and Ari said...

Great picture. I love the way they fan out their wings to dry off after a swim.

babooshka said...

I do like cormorants. We have them here. Majestic image.

lisaschaos said...

What an interesting bird! Sure sounds like fun to watch!

L^2 said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these before. Sounds like an interesting bird.

Tootie said...

I see them here too. They sit in a large dead tree with their wings spread out to dry.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shot for CC.

fishing guy said...

I think they get their share of fish but this is a really well feed bird.