Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eyes out for Little Black Cormorant

Fluked capture of Little Black Cormorant's (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) brilliant eye colour yesterday.


Today, got much closer to one bird for long time. Wouldn't you know it, colour nothing to write home about. Sometimes it's breeding stage, sometimes angle of light and lens. 


So, I've written it up here anyway. And I'm not writing off hopes of better to come.



Also wishing a few more Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) might cruise by Tyto. Closer to the camera.


And that the Australasian Darters (Anhinga novehollandiae) would get down from the heights of Leichhardt trees. 
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4 comments:

mick said...

I've seen that beautiful eye color in cormorants too - I don't like to think it's just a trick of the light!

Neil said...

It's amazing how the cormorant can be in trees with the type of feet they have.

Tyto Tony said...

You are right, Mick. Maturity vital, but light must be right too.

Agree they look clumsy, Neil. But picture us with fully webbed fingers. We'd still be able to grip powerfully, would we not?

Denis Wilson said...

I seldom get close to Cormorants.
Nice capture.
I am partial to gliding Pelican shots. Love;y image.
Denis