Cormorant (plus a few of the usual)

It’s been some time since I’ve seen a cormorant at Falmer Pond, and I nearly missed today’s flying visitor. Literally flying, as it circled but then headed off to the south (i.e. to the coast). There was just enough time to get these photos.

Cormorant over Falmer

Cormorant over Falmer

The light was just about at its peak for richness when I took this photo a rat down by the water’s edge.

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Rat in the glow of the early morning light

The good reddish light is fleeting, and it had already softened by the time I took these next two shots at the opposite end of the pond.

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rat

Move on 5 hours and the colour has washed away, but it was bright and the rats were still curious.

rat

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Darko October 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    There were about 40 cormorants on a Lonsdale Key seabus dock on Sunday. Rain stopped and they were just sitting there trying to dry their feathers on some sun rays that made it through the clouds.
    Nice light on a rat’s photos 😀

    • Words October 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Darko, I love watching cormorants hanging themselves out to dry like that! 40 is a very good crowd.