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Cormorant

By Maiwand
The Cormorant ( phalacrocorax carbo )

A large bold bird with the very distinctive large beak and overall black plumage. A very efficent fish catcher which skill is often used by Chinese fishermen to add in their catch. I am always most attracted, as I am sure a lot of us are, by this magnificent plumage display shown when the bird is perched and at rest. This always catches my eye.
Hope you can enjoy looking.
As always I offer my genuine surprise and thanks at all the kind and generous votes,clicks and awards for the Grass Snake. Particular thanks to BillRookery,Sparrowhawk and TrevBatt for the very generous User Awards.

Ron

Tags: Water Fish Bird Fisherman Wildlife and nature Maiwand

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18 Sep 2019 4:46PM
lovely shot

Jan

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18 Sep 2019 4:50PM
Excellent pose and detail Ron,
Fred.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
18 Sep 2019 4:55PM
drying off and looking regal on the shore! a wonderful image!
18 Sep 2019 5:11PM
Lovely shot!

ArneSmile
18 Sep 2019 5:15PM
Great light, detail and colour, a fabulous capture, Ron.SmileSmile
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
18 Sep 2019 5:20PM
Super capture Ron
Brian.
Toobi_Won 8 76 7 England
18 Sep 2019 5:20PM
Heraldic, Ron.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
18 Sep 2019 5:38PM
Very fine capture of this bird.
R.
Excellent capture
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 6:48PM
Very nice, Ron.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 8:35PM
Terrific capture
Ju
18 Sep 2019 10:07PM
Super shot😎
capto Plus
7 5.8k 12 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 10:15PM
A fine shot of the cormorant in it's iconic pose.Smile
ivor
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 10:37PM
a great shot Ron
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
18 Sep 2019 10:37PM
Glad to make it 30 👌
ColleenA Plus
7 420 6 Australia
18 Sep 2019 11:01PM
Great capture
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2019 10:29AM
Splendid shot Ron and so well presented.
Carole
19 Sep 2019 10:58AM
Excellent shot Ron..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
19 Sep 2019 12:09PM
Saw some of these by Lake Garda whilst there last Christmas and they put on a display like this. They're magnificent birds, and it's a very lovely capture here, Ron 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
19 Sep 2019 1:03PM
I have always admired the cormorant. They seem awkward, but their motion is almost balletic.
19 Sep 2019 4:53PM
Wonderful pose here Ron, top birding.🏆

Dave

Poem 🙂🙂
‘The common cormorant (or shag)
Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
You follow the idea, no doubt?
It's to keep the lightning out.
But what these unobservant birds
Have never thought of, is that herds
Of wandering bears might come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.’

Christopher Isherwood 🌟
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
20 Sep 2019 7:28PM

Quote:Wonderful pose here Ron, top birding.🏆

Dave

Poem 🙂🙂
‘The common cormorant (or shag)
Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
You follow the idea, no doubt?
It's to keep the lightning out.
But what these unobservant birds
Have never thought of, is that herds

I love this. It seemstoreflect on so many other matters. !!!!
Ron
Of wandering bears might come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.’

Christopher Isherwood 🌟

Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2019 7:41PM
Excellent capture with the open wings iconic pose...
Isabel GrinGrin
sparrowhawk Plus
10 277 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2019 10:43PM
grest shot
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
25 Sep 2019 7:25PM
nice how you got him drying his wings. Didn't know you had them in the UK. Here they are very common seem to take over the rivers.

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