Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Waiting Game.

Went out to Lake Alford the other day to see what photos I could get of the local bird life. Spotted this Pied Cormorant in among some White Ibis, and you would not believe it, the White Ibis kept walking and standing in front of the Cormorant just when I was about to take the photo. After much talking, with me saying to the Ibis " just move a bit more to the right keep going I can still see you look it's getting hot just move it will you", I was able to get this photo. 

Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)

You can see the tail end of the Ibis to the right.
Click on photo to enlarge.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

15 comments:

mick said...

Great photo of the cormorant - glad the ibis listened to you - haha!!!! Did you see that kingfisher again?

Carole M. said...

beautiful water-birds and a lovely snapshot

Neil said...

No Mick the Kingfisher was no where to be seen.

Stewart M said...

Nice picture. You cant really complain when the birds get in the way of each other! At least you cormorant was not hidden behind a plastic bag or something similar!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Australia

eileeninmd said...

Great shot of your Cormorant. I think the Ibis wanted to steal the show.

Marcia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm trying to figure out where in the world you live. I don't recognize any of the names. Is it Australia? New Zealand? Glad that the ibis finally understood what you were saying.

Kerri said...

Quite a "looker" - Great shot!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

A lovely bird, photographed very beautifully~

Nigel Monckton said...

Nice anecdote and magnificent bird.
Nigel

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NewMexiKen said...

Your cormorant is much more muscular looking than ours. Nice shot. ibis-butt and all!

Red Nomad OZ said...

What? You mean the birds LISTEN to you??!! I see I'll have to change my technique!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have cormorants, but yours is prettier! Your patience paid off!

Les fous du cap said...

Hi !
This little Cormorant is beautiful ;-)
CĂ©line & Philippe

Anni said...

I was just looking up the different cormorants and spotted this pied-cormorant and wishing they were HERE in the US. They're gorgeous. And fantastic image you've shared.