Seals share and smile doing it. They seem so good, tolerant
and civilized. Seals swim around and under us and the kids
at the beach but never take a bite. Ever think about that?
Well, there was this one time.....
This Nov/25th morning is dark and raining as you can see in the plane image. Still, I did get some Cormorant and Longtail photos after the not so noisy plane passed by. Ducks and geese were not too disturbed. Also got some trumpeters in flight at Lewis park yesterday. Full of ducks there in the AM.
Dark rainy day morning yet you can still see the light front comparison here. You need at least some sun to show the emerald green eye of these good looking birds. The light fronted one is probably younger.
Here is one looking somewhat different again. Seems like they dive in the deep for fish quite often. Not as pro as the untimate fisher I suspect;..the merganser.
....This was a grey rainy day but images are still there only the eye highlights tend to be missing. TG
These three cormorant have a routine visit to Lafarge every morning around 10am. They were tight under the pilings so a bit of post in the lower right corner. Interesting thing here is, two have light fronts. Young ones I'm guessing. Mom and kids?
Recently I learned that this is North America's largest bird. The can weigh in at 35 pounds and their wingspan can be up to eight feet across. Surprised me. And to think they choose to winter over in farm fields only a half mile from where I live here in Courtenay / Comox. Lucky us....eh?