Cormorants in Dispute (photo special)

There were four cormorants at Falmer Pond today, the most I’ve seen there for a long time. It was tricky to get all four in shot, but here’s three of them together, neatly lined up on the convenient standing posts out by the central island.

Three cormorants

The fourth was opposite them, laying claim to one of the ‘No Fishing’ signs.

Cormorant at Falmer Pond

A couple of the cormorants eventually moved away from there, to the second of the ‘No Fishing’ signs. Two into one doesn’t go, so a minor spat broke out over ownership of this piece of prime real estate.

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

Cormorants dispute

They settled their differences after a little more posturing and swam back to the far side of the pond where there are standing posts for everyone.

Cormorant at Falmer Pond

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

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2 Comments

  1. Andy December 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    The new winner of pole sitting!

  2. Words December 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Andy, thanks!