Double-crested Cormorant

Cormorant Take Off

A Double-crested Cormorant was standing on a post, flapping his wings, which of course got my attention.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

He dropped down as if he was going to spend some time in the water but then went into take off mode.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

His splashes reminded me of a skipping stone.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

Finally airborne, he disappeared down the canal.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area
March 9. 2020

13 thoughts on “Cormorant Take Off”

  1. I love trying to capture the take-offs of birds like this cormorant that bounce across the surface of the water to gain momentum. You captured a wonderful sequence of shots, Ellen, of the process and the beautiful reflections were a nice bonus.

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    1. Thanks, Mike, glad that you enjoyed them and it’s always fun to get the action! The reflections really made the series, the dark bird and the brown marsh grass aren’t much contrast.


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