Saturday, April 18, 2009

YOUNG CORMORANT- CRITTERS


Young free and single

Critters


In and out post today. This will be critters, I'll link sign linky later. It's one of the young cormorants we have in the harbour here. This is my nemesis bird. These cormorants as you know are birds I am often chasing to get the definitive image of. Well here's the baby head shot, not as dark as it's parents yet. Really short and sweet today. Busy work but for my other cormorant pics and info click the links below.


For more info click here for a great wiki round up.


Too view my other cormorant pics click words below.

Here
There

Now if I can just find that elusive escaped wild wallaby of Ramsey(yes more than one now though) and a Manx Fairy for critters that would be fantastic. For more critters of the world click Misty Dawn. Told you it was a short post today.


Roll the on the blues festival!

50 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Hi Barbara! I am lookin forward to seeing some pictures of the wild wallaby! Though your cormorant photo is wonderful! Have a nice weekend!

roentarre said...

Wonderful image of this cormorant

Great stuff

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful closeup of this water bird! I love bird photos in which you can see the eye (or eyes) clearly.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

an absolute beauty

(and so is that beautiful sky in the post below)

marley said...

Reader Will needs to read a bit more carefully! Who is Barbara?!

Anyway, this a cool photo. The bird looks a bit grumpy though!

Gaelyn said...

I really look forward to the fairies.

Have a great weekend.

Old Wom Tigley said...

It surprises me just how big these birds are... we have them inland on some of the fishing lakes and waterways.

Brian Miller said...

have fun at the festival!

Sharon said...

Nice shot...I saw one of these this morning, but he was confined to a cage, so a little easier to get a shot of.

Russ said...

Beautiful shot!

Anonymous said...

I tried to get one diving in the harbour. It just looks blurred. Brilliant photograph.

Dina said...

Love your "Young free and single."

Thanks for your comment info. I never knew what BSA stood for. Wow, your father rode one? That's when motorcycles looked like motorcycles and not big splashy colored pieces of plastic.

Snap said...

Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by!

i beati said...

looking for love Sandy that sky below is magnificient

Jedediah said...

It's a great shot. I'm always amazed by how low in the water they are when swimming.

Boise Diva said...

Such a slender profile.

Indrani said...

I had been chasing one sometime back. Not much luck. :(
You have a good shot.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Very neat shot of the Cormorant. I got a take-off shot last year with all the splashing.

Willard said...

A beautiful shot! I have not gotten good shots of them yet.

Tash said...

Really let's us see the bird up close & personal. I love the texture of the water around the cormorant.
Thx for my gold star - U R a sweetie.

Bruce said...

Thanks for the visit & the nice comment! Nice photo of the bird:)

imac said...

Beautiful bird.

Pam said...

Great catch.

ViennaDaily said...

Made me think who Barbara is too, I kept calling the author Jane! :D

Always a pleasure seeing your critter profile photos! Hope your confusion is gone now!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this close up! I am just amazed at the colour of the bird. Most I have seen here on the Mornington Peninsula are black and white! But that doesn't mean that is all there is!

Carletta said...

Gorgeous shot!

kayleen said...

Cormorants fascinate me. Great capture!

Nebraska Birding

Manz said...

Peaceful photo.I also went and looked at the "Here; There; And Everywhere" posts... the shot for "Here" is brilliant!!

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On another note, I've set up a "directory" page on the main gritfx website for my cc posts. I'd like to add some links to other cc participants - yourself included. If you're interested in being added, send me a website/blog badge (120pixels wide x 80pixels) to manz76@live.com.
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Kris said...

They go black later then? I have never seen a youngster so close.

Snapshutter said...

Nice catch there. I was trying to get some shots of some Peregrine Falcons today and found the limitations of my kit Canon telephoto.

DrowseyMonkey said...

Very nice!

Karen said...

Nice head shot !! :-)

Ming the Merciless said...

Beautiful creature! Great shot!

Joyoz said...

Oh so this is how Cormorant looks like? Very nice info. I learn from you today.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful head shot.

Ilan said...

Excellent photo. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful picture!
Your blog is fantastic!Congratulations
Many thanks for your visit in our Photo blog!
Kind Regards
Léia

Chuck Pefley said...

just checking in. There is a story opportunity for you today on my blog. -:))

Buck said...

I never got so close to a cormorant before - it looks like you are in the water with him! Kudos on an excellent shot.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great photo, Babooshka.

John said...

Beautiful shot!
Have a nice week.

Kim said...

What an interesting looking bird.

lisaschaos said...

We don't have any of those around here. How pretty!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shot!

Kathiesbirds said...

Short but perfect. Cormorants always make me think of this children's nonsense poem:

The common cormorant or shag
Lays its eggs in paper bags,
The reason you will see no doubt
Is to keep the lightening out,
But what these unobservant birds
Haven't undestood is herds
Of wandering bears may come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs!

I don't remember who the poet is but the poem always makes me laugh! I'll bet you'll never look at a cormorant the same way again now!

susieofarabia said...

That's a great capture, Babs! I love the patterns and the color of the water

Ladynred said...

That's beautiful critter. Thanks for the comment.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Every summer I try to catch a photo of one as it stops here and every year I fail..I do love them though...

Misty Dawn said...

Well it looks to me like you were able to get that shot you've been trying to get! Great close-up!

Mojo said...

The wild wallaby of Ramsey? Did I miss that one along the way? Nice shot of the young wild and free though.

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