Double Crested Cormorant

They look a bit better when they aren’t poopin’

A while back I posted a picture of a Cormorant unloading to express my disdain for a memory card “crapping out”. After all was said and done, I never revisited things in terms of actual proper decent shots of said bird. Which is funny, because concern over losing those shots was the main reason behind posting that picture.

So here now is a proper shot of a Cormorant, sans yield. When I first saw one of these, I was flabbergasted by the weird looking blue eyed wonder. Never before had I seen such a creature, and felt I was most definitely in the right place at the right time to capture such a thing.

Turns out right place is “Anywhere there’s some water”, and right time is “Anytime that is a time”. Somehow I went 30 years without noticing these things existed, but now I realize they’re everywhere. They’re too abundant in some situations, actually, and their nesting habits are actually fairly destructive towards a lot of trees.

Well, the more you know…

I snagged this on a sunny morning with my 150-600mm lens, shooting at 1/1250 and f6.3, with an ISO of 500. So ends bird week. Which was two weeks. Because I week how I wanna week.

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