Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cormorants in Ferragudo 1

The fishermen were hauling in their nets on the quay in Ferragudo, which attracted the many Cormorants waiting for scraps on nearby boats. Some Cormorants began to swim with the gulls, in the direction of the larger fishing boats, as I managed to get these shots.  I saw quite a number of them whilst on holiday, both by the shore, and in the wetlands, but this was the nearest I came to seeing how long in the body they really are at close range..


The race to the large boat.
 

You can see the length here.
 


 


 

Who couldn't love a face like this!:)
 


 


 

AWW!!
 

And you can see it's long body here.
 

You can see it's long rounded tail here.
 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
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38 comments:

Sandra said...

we have them here but ours are not nearly as pretty as yours are, i do love that face that a mother would love... excellent photos of these fisherman waitng for there food.

Cloudia said...

You even showed the green of the eye!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are cool birds.

Can't say which are neater, cormorants or anhingas ... but love how both of them dry their wings.

Sami Niilola said...

Top model of the year. Awesome photos.

matti juhani niilola said...

Topmodel material. Superb photos.

Greetings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They really are big birds aren't they? Have you noticed how they dry their feathers by spreading their wings? Last year, a guide at my favorite nature walk here in Florida told me that they don't have oil in their feathers the way ducks do, so they have to get out of the water to dry off. I found that so interesting!

Bob Bushell said...

Cormorant is beautiful, you have made them so brilliant.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures!

Michelle said...

Great details on this series!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous to see, especially those green eyes.

All the best Jan

Mike Attwood said...

I,ve got a couple on our village pond but I am yet to get pics. as good as yours. Mike.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots. I find cormorants eternally interesting and they are at times opportunistic feeders, but mostly they exhibit considerable skill in taking fish in underwater pursuits. Their success rate is extremely high.

Debbie said...

excellent images!! i love the cormorants blue eyes!! and for as many times as i have seen and photographed them, i have never noticed their round tails!!

these are wonderful!!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Great Cormorants are fun to watch when they are out fishing. I like their green eyes.

Len said...

Um trombadinha or do the fisherman throw them discards?!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome photos. I love their pretty eyes. I am glad they came close for your photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Teresa said...

Muy buenas fotografías. Besitos.

hmuxo said...

Thank you for sharing these photos with us....I love the green eyes on this little guy!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got such sharp photos of the cormorants. We have them here and they are fun to watch. Usually when I get focused on one, they go under water! lol Hugs!

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are some great close pictures!

Russell Jenkins said...

When you look at these beautiful portraits and see all their colours, green eyes, yellow face, shimmer of browns and blacks, I am reminded I should look twice at many things.

diane b said...

Great shots and I love its green eyes.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful photos, especially your header.
And open water!!!! We're so frozen in.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

NatureFootstep said...

probably the best shots I´ve seen of the Cormorant. Very beautiful images :) Well done!

Christine said...

Hello once again! Glad to see you back & with brilliant pictures of the cormorant, a bird which I have only seen from afar!
It really does have an emerald green eye & a sharp hook beak!
Hope you are having a great week!
Christine

Nancy Chan said...

Those are beautiful birds! Have a great day!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Wow...amazing [beautiful, sharp, and clear] images of the gull and the cormorants!! Don't you just love the water aerobic abilities? AND their turquoise eyes!!

Nick Morgan said...

Lovely. We have a few cormorants here just now on the river. I think that they have come inland during the cold weather we are experiencing just now.

Giga said...

Beautiful pictures you made to the cormorants. They are interesting birds and they like eating fish and lots of it. Regards.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Sonjia. I rather like Cormorants but over here they are very difficult to photograph because they are persecuted by the angling and fishing fraternity. I think your photos are so rather nice.

Yes, it may seem strange about our House Sparrow but those are the relative fortunes of a very declining species as opposed to a really successful and increasing species like the Goldfinch.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoyed your Cormorant and gull photos. Well done! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Betty Crow said...

Beautiful shots! Love the Cormorants. Your header shot is certainly breathtaking.

A Colorful World said...

Great shots! Such wonderful close-ups of the cormorants! They do have wonderful faces.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wow, nice photos! He has pretty green eyes! Hope he gets a hand-out. - Karen

♥ Anni ♥ said...

you by now KNOW I love your cormorant photos...they're awesome!! And, I want to convey my thanks to you for sharing this post with all of us birders from I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!!!

Lea said...

I see a few Cormorants here, but they are usually too far away to get good photos. Your photos are excellent!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Such interesting and pretty birds. Not sure that I've ever seen those birds in this area. Really enjoyed your wonderful photos.

Linda said...

Nice job! Love the colors as well as the birds.

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