Monday, February 9, 2015

Cormorants

Cormorant, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
Last Sunday half a dozen cormorants were perched on the walls of the Fortezza Vecchia, between the Canaviglia and Ampolletta bastions.
Cormorant, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
If not common, they are becoming a less unusual presence even inside the Porto Mediceo.

See also: Miramare - The Cormorant - Cormorants on the Fortress
- Fortezza Vecchia - Canaviglia - Ampolletta
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22 comments:

William Kendall said...

They really are quite distinctive birds!

Michelle said...

Not really attractive birds, but very interesting.

Luis Gomez said...

I have never seen one of these.

Jack said...

Cormorants are quite common in Florida, as are their cousins anhingas. Cormorants are also found in New England.

Randy said...

That first shot is amazing.

orvokki said...

What a big bird, never seen it. Lovely images.
Have a happy new week.

Babzy said...

Wow , first pic is amazing :)

Lowell said...

Great shots, VP! We have some of these but I think we have more of their cousins - the anhinga. It's great fun to watch them fish ... they come popping out of the water, then dive again, and then pop up several meters away!

Halcyon said...

They look like they're posing for you. They are at least nicer looking than Canada geese! :)

Gunn said...

Gosh!

I have never seen this bird here up in Scandinavia.

The top image is just perfect!

Karl Demetz said...

The first pic shows this bird at its best !

EG CameraGirl said...

Cormorants are making a huge comeback in my area. They love to fish the Great Lakes.

Tanya Breese said...

i think they like having their pictures taken :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super shots VP.. we have so many cormorants here in WA, they are such posers :)

Lowell said...

Okay, you got me...yes, the bear was Photoshopped into the picture - worked pretty good though, right?

Birdman said...

First one I've ever seen NOT on a rock.

VP said...

Lowell - Very good! It was the pose that made me a bit suspicious...

RedPat said...

Areas around Toronto are being overrun by them. They put so many nests in the trees that the trees die and they push other birds out of the area.

cieldequimper said...

And you got superb portraits!

Linda said...

They pose for you so nicely.

Stefan Jansson said...

Top photo came out nicely.

Dina said...

Magnificent photos and bird.
Strange somehow, to see webbed feet on a brick wall.