Happy Hump Day!
Here is the image of a Double Crested Cormorant. This is a bird that I have never photographed before. This was as close as I could get to him so it’s not the best image, but since it is my first I thought I would share it.
This image demonstrates their habit of spreading their wings to dry them. It’s not a sharp image (too much camera shake) but again I wanted to capture this amazing looking bird.
The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish. ~ source www.allaboutbirds.org
Above a common grackle. I know you see them all the time but I love their piercing eyes and this one sitting on a branch with the river in the background was too good to pass up. 🙂
That’s it for today. I hope you have a good day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
Thank you Victor. It was fun to make an image of a bird I had not photographed before.
I know the feeling. Even better I took a shot of a bit yesterday I cannot identify😀