Cormorant at Falmer

It was another relatively mild day today. No sign of the Canada geese from Monday, but a cormorant did pay a brief visit to Falmer Pond.

Cormorant running on water

Cormorant running on water

Now for a little bit of colour coordination: three almost identical shots taken within less than a second as the cormorant flew in front of the wooded fringe that abuts the south side of the pond.

Cormorant

Cormorant on White

Cormorant

Cormorant on Blue

Cormorant

Cormorant on Green

And now one taken earlier… when the cormorant was flying in for its brief visit. I just like that it’s a clear blue sky. I’ve not seen many of those lately.

Cormorant

Cormorant on Blue

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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4 Comments

  1. Robin February 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    Words, that three shot series is very interesting! For some reason I aways think these birds are rather prehistoric!

    • Words February 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

      Robin, they certainly have something of the dinosaur about them, but actually incredibly well adapted. I guess it’s the lack of any real adornment that gives that impression.

  2. Darko February 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Cormorant rhapsody 🙂

    Canada geese are probably in France now. Then Italy 😀

    • Words February 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

      Darko, thanks. The geese are long gone. I’m not sure they’d be heading south this early though. Maybe heading up to Scotland?