Friday, March 23, 2012

Cormorant on the pond

Not the clearest photos, but I thought the reflections were worth sharing.






128 comments:

Rizalenio said...

So lovely. This series made me smile. Happy weekend.

Buttons said...

Definitely worth sharing. Thanks Tex have a great weekend. B

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

You are lucky Tex! A Cormorant! You have em all!!

The Nature Jotter said...

Amazing! Compliments darling!

Magia da Inês said...

Deliciosa essa série de fotos.
Um lindo dia para você.
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Catherine said...

Those are terrific reflections and colors! Lovely!
xo Catherine

Lynne said...

Great reflections, love the blue in the final photo . . .

Tanya said...

i love how you captured him, first he's there, then he's gone, nothing but ripples, then he's back :)

Shifan said...

Amazing!

Comment1 said...

lovely shapes. Looks like he's falling down a little whirlpool!

Sandra said...

oops where did he go, OH there he is. he looks almost like a snake in one of these.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I also thought the first shot was a sssnake! Looks like your pond is filling fast.

Madge Bloom said...

Now you see him... now you don't!

Paula said...

These are amazing! That first picture I thought it was a snake. (Shows how dumb I am! haha)

DJan said...

What a pretty guy! and you captured him well. :-)

Charade said...

Your pond must be listed in the 4-star category of Michelin's Travel Guide for Migratory Birds! Love the ripples and reflections.

Judy said...

Does he stay or is he just passing through?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks nice and serene.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The first picture looks like 'up periscope'. Hope he doesn't clean out all the fish in your pond.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

You have a great array of wildlife around you , your so lucky

enjoy your day.

Peter

Kathy said...

Is this what you call a low-rider?

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I didn't realize how submerged they were during normal swimming. It looks like a funky two-headed monster in one of those shots.

Paula said...

Good morning! The reflection makes the bird look like the neck goes on forever.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

From the thumbnail on my dashboard, I thought Nessie had tunneled thru to your pond! LoL! =)

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful watery captures T.

...and of course I saved your fabric. I save everything! Lol.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful series as always! You do have lovely bird friends! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

parker said...

Serene! Your visitor casts a nice shadow.

bon bon said...

that's awesome! you're so fortunate to have all this wildlife right outside your door! when your blog first loaded, i thought "oh, it's nessie, the loc ness monster!" lol!

Eyeliquor said...

:) nice!

SweetMarie said...

Definitely worth sharing! The reflections are so pretty! It's so springy! :)

Sally said...

I've not ever seen a photo of yours not worth sharing. :)

These are wonderful!

Michaele said...

Thanks for the lovely swim this morning.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He looks as happy as a ... well... a cormorant ...in a pond! Always wonderful to see water in your parts!

islandwonder said...

Beautiful. It looks like a snake head popping up at first glance.

Jo's World said...

This is a lovely series of photos.
Yes, the reflections are great but so is the subject matter. Who sees a cormorant these days!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love how it's surrounded by ripples!

Jill said...

Lovely and they have a very surreal feel to them.

holdingmoments said...

Your pond certainly pulls in the birds.

Montanagirl said...

Ah yes, love those reflection shots. Nice work!

Julie G. said...

Great series of photographs! Cormorants are so much fun to watch. Looks like this bird was having a fabulous time in your lovely pond. Cool reflections.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

I love these photos...such beauty at your place!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for starting my day with a smile these wonderful photos are terrific. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

Furry Bottoms said...

I think you just solved the mystery of the Loch Ness monster!

It's me said...

Great pictures...happy spring weekend...xxx..

Nancy said...

He's either having fun posing for you or playing games with you one...not sure which....

Sharon said...

Cool pictures, lots of movement, I like the ripples!

Fjällripan said...

Nice reflections! The cormorant is such a cool bird I think. But it is starting to be a problem here in the arcipelago in the the summers. Earlier we did not have so many, but since a few years they are getting more and more and they destroy the islands with their shit, so no other birds can live there...do you have the same problem?

Have a great weekend :)

barbara l. hale said...

Nice! They swim so low in the water. Interesting!

Janie said...

Comorants are so interesting to watch. You always have something different to share on your "land" with the round house.

*You are right dogs with clothes on is NOT my idea of cute or fun either. Thank goodness they only had to wear hats.

Breathtaking said...

It does look kind of snake like in appearance,and from the little I know they are fantastic divers.Your
pond is like a magnet,the way it
attracts so many different species!

Rita said...

Oh, those are beautiful shots! What a graceful bird. :)

Tammy said...

These are beautiful photos!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

You have such a unique bird population! I love looking at them!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Though I used to see them all the time in the Pacific ocean in marina waters, I have not seen any here in Tennessee. Great sighting, TexWisGirl! Have an exceptionally nice day and a great weekend!

Pam said...

Cormorants are the best at playing hide and seek.
Great shots, T
:)

Mariette said...

Dearest Theresa,

You captured the Cormorant, or Aalscholver in Dutch, very well! Not many will get to see one in action the way you did.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend!

Mariette

ladyfi said...

Just lovely!

Liz said...

Great series! The elusive Cormorant... you have to be so patient to capture these ones when they are in the water. Well done. You have had so much more success than I ever have!!
Have a lovely weekend :)

joo said...

Lovely photos! Have a great weekend:)

Farm Girl said...

I don't remember seeing these before. It looks like it is having a great time.

bailey-road.com said...

What a cool bird to see on your pond. Have they visited you before?
I like the ripples and reflections too.

Inger said...

Great photos! And how the birds love your pond is great to see.

Pricilla said...

I love cormorants. We used to see so many of them in NJ

Robin said...

T, cool! I would't have thought you'd get cormorants where you are! I thought they stuck pretty close to the sea. Very interesting!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely pictures Theresa.

wish you a nice weekend.

bye, Joop

edenhills said...

I love this series with the diving. Beautiful bird.

Sandra said...

Absolutely worth sharing!

Tammy said...

That is a great reflection! Nice job!!

georgettesullins said...

ooo...these got my attention. I could visualize the action.

Eva Ason said...

Great photos, so many interesting birds where you are.
Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

I thought Lochness monster when I first glanced..looks great at your pond...

dr momi said...

I love the ripples in the first couple pics. ..and they are fun to watch.

But, we don't like cormorants around here -- they wipe out the fish populations. Big problems with over population of them on Lake Michigan.

Clint said...

Dang! What a neck! That last shot almost looks like Nessie.

Ellie said...

The reflections are great but I also love the ripples in the water.

James said...

Great reflections! If you turned the bird sideways it would look like a goalpost. :)

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Andrew said...

Wonderful birds to see..

heyBJK said...

The reflections are great and I like the ripples! Lots of water in there, too!

Ron said...

That bird seems to be riding low in the water, too many M&Ms? LOL

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful reflections!
You're so lucky, all those great birds you have visiting.

Karen said...

Oh, I think so too!

Filip Demuinck said...

When I saw the first pictures I was thinking is she now swimming under water? The fourth picture gave me the answer. Top.

Greetings,
Filip

Bob Bushell said...

You can't beat it, the way they dive, and they do it slithering about underneath the water. Beautiful photos.

Michelle Renee said...

You just saved me from having to get out my field guide. I got one of these recently but didn't know what it was called.

It's nice to see lots of water in your pond. :)

Honest Abe said...

Reflections are worth it.

Since I was hacked I had to give up my old user name and the blogs that went with it.

So this is the new birds blog and I hope you can come visit. Birds Birds Birds and Birds

Giga said...

A na jednym zdjęciu nie ma odbić, bo dała nurka do wody :-). Pozdrawiam.*** And in one picture there is no bounce, because it gave the diver in the water :-). Yours.

Barb said...

I like the movement of the water in concentric circles. Sure glad you have that water!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how much later can I get to my hours of blogging:( Geesh to be retired and oh so busy;). I really enjoyed the water reflections as well as your friend floating about. Have a wonderful weekend. I shall catch up with you hopefully earlier tomorrow, yet then again...

latebloomerbuds said...

Nice T! Too bad they caused such issues when they were introduced to rid lakes of ailwives, so much so, they had to kill them off for the most part. Man interfering with Mother Nature! This guy looks like he is enjoying his cruise on your pond. Margie

Reena Walkling said...

Love how they dive.

Gillian Olson said...

Great series, almost like a video.

Susan said...

Beautiful, absolutely charming. A lovely moment in time, following the progress of the cormorant.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

He does seem to be enjoying himself! Happy weekend:@)

Susan said...

Awesome photos! Your pond looks great and the bird is totally cool!

polkadotpeticoat said...

So sweet, enjoying it all to himself...

Michelle said...

So regal!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Linda said...

Now that's not something we see every day in Indiana! What a treat to look out on your pond and see one of those fellows.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, the reflection is lovely.

have a great weekend.

Randy said...

Very nice reflections.

Mom of M&Ms said...

reflections rock.. You rock!!!!

( up your SS and and crank that fstop to 11....) then you will have both the relections and cormorant in sharp focus...

rkbsnana said...

I like your series of pictures. It's up, it's up, oops it's gone.

mick said...

A great series. Beautiful reflections.

Becca said...

Yes...so glad you did. Love this series.

Candy C. said...

I'm glad you shared the reflections with us! :)

Annette said...

The light and the water made me think of summer. Oh to be swimming!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They are definitely worth sharing!
Have a great weekend.

SquirrelQueen said...

He looks like he is enjoying the pond. Those are great reflections, thanks for sharing.

Charlotte said...

I love the pictures. The duck is great.

Rohrerbot said...

It's the lockness monster!Comorants scare me:) Great shots!

Linda R said...

These are such wonderful shots..

BlueShell said...

Oh...indeed, the reflections are fabulous!
I love that head.... and the tree!
Hugs

Linda said...

Cormorants are so interesting...what great reflections you caught! Love the series of photos...now you see him, now you don't!

Dianne said...

look at that long graceful neck!!
and the ripples on the water add so much
love these photos

Nancy said...

You're right. The reflections are wonderful. Nice.

JM said...

Love watching these guys!

Roan said...

Love them all! Looks like a fun day on the pond for this beauty.

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting how so much of it is submerged. I love the last photo--the colors, the grasses in the foreground. Wonderful shot.

Misty Dawn said...

Very nice. I love reflection photos!

Phil said...

You're right, very good reflections. Good fishing Mr Cormorant.

wayside wanderer said...

These are what we have had at our pond most of the winter. The way they hold their heads with their noses in the air makes me think they are stuck up.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

nice shots and reflections. those cormorants are really weird, huh...i think they also call them snake birds...

Catherine said...

great sequence of shots....

Porch Days said...

The reflections make the birds look double headed!

Chatty Crone said...

The photos made me happy. sandie

Marie said...

Great reflections, Teresa. Lovely photos of him!

Joe said...

I threw caution into the wind and put one of my cameras back on the cabin pond. Haven't gotten much yet.

Rose said...

I would love to be able to sit and observe this in real life...but guess your photos will have to do.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

You know it's against the law to watch and take pictures of bathers...you're such a rebel stalker

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