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Is My Face Red ?

By Lynniesefforts  
I am thinking this is a Redfaced Cormorant, I couldn't locate an exact looking bird to confirm.. if anyone has any ideas other than mine, I am happy to hear them. Grin They are such beautiful beings, not people wary..They love to stand with their wings out, looking very proud! One of the versions is the first time I have ever seen one actually in the water swimming. Photos taken late afternoon.

The last version. the pond, is where he was. Agapanthas lining the pond edges, just for Colleen.Grin

Thank you for all comments and clicks on my last upload of the Yellow Rose.. it is much appreciated as always.

Tags: Birds Australia Waterbirds Wildlife and nature Redfaced Cormorant

Voters: Irishkate, Myathebirdwatcher999, Bzox and 37 more

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Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 10:58AM
A wonderful close up of the Cormorant Lynne - such a magnificent wing span.
the face does look interesting so I'll be glad to see somebody confirm your ID.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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21 Jan 2014 11:10AM
Super Cormorant images. Grin
My favourite is V4 with outstretched wings drying in the sunlight
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
21 Jan 2014 11:16AM
Stunning bird images Lynette, cannot help with an ID....and am touched the last version is for's sooooooo pretty and full of my favourite flowers....just love those reflections...great set , well done
21 Jan 2014 11:22AM
Stunning bird images ,as Colleen says (writes).- All i can say (write) is Excellent !!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile PS And a very funny title too!- J
21 Jan 2014 11:27AM
A superb set Lynette, V2 and V4 are my favourites and nice reflections in V6Smile

21 Jan 2014 11:33AM
A bit like my face out in the cold and wind topping up the feeders, checking the rest for the wicked...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Great set..............GrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 12:13PM
Such a fantastic set Lynette - love the outstretched wings and V6 is a beauty with the agapanthus. Smile

21 Jan 2014 12:14PM
Fantastic set of images Lynnie. Just stunning. Love v4.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
21 Jan 2014 12:25PM
Each image of the set is superb, Lynette. I love them all!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
21 Jan 2014 12:27PM
Lynette, A really lovely set of images. The detail and lighting on the cormorant is great. Smile
Brian J.
21 Jan 2014 12:41PM
Very pre-historic looking bird, Lynnie.
Great pictures - including Colleen's flowers.
If you ever do one for me, I'd like bathing beauties, please.
It will be a long wait Peter Tongue

Lynette Grin
21 Jan 2014 1:49PM
This is a winged beauty, showing off. Well done.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 3:16PM
Beautiful as could be...what a great set Lynette
all stunning images
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 4:14PM
Stunning set Lynette. Incredible plummage detail. All wonderful pictures. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
21 Jan 2014 5:28PM
Great shots Lynnie - I particularly like V2, such a clear shot of the bird and it is complimented by the colour of the water (almost the same colour as its eyes)! Well done indeed!
21 Jan 2014 6:13PM
A superb set of images, Lynnette.

dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
21 Jan 2014 8:21PM
An excellent set. V4 is my favourite.
21 Jan 2014 8:42PM
Wow Lynnie they are fantastic. Cathy
22 Jan 2014 5:58AM
Lynette, I think your Cormorant is The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), I think you call them Black Cormorants in Australia?
The image may have slightly the wrong white balance and be a little over-saturated, giving the red colour throat patch, which should be more of a yellow colour. I don't think this bird is in breeding plumage, because it would display a white thigh patch (not apparent) and I don't think the throat patch changes colour when in breeding plumage, anyway. There is a sub-species, found in Australasia, with a crest, which looks very similar to yours.
Its wings are outstretched to dry the wings, which are not water repellant - and your images look fantastic because of this..Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:14AM
Excellent set of Cormorant image Lynette, like them allSmile

Simon it has a red face and part throat, we have the black cormorants at our local lagoon, totally different, in colour and size. Grin
23 Jan 2014 12:23PM
V4 is my vote puller today
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:44PM
Great shot, very nicely captured.
Cheesey Smile.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
12 Feb 2014 5:04PM
What a poser this bird is Lynette, I'm not surprised he was red faced being photographed unawares!WinkGrin

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