Kip’s Comments 5-12-17

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440128 (© Kip Ladage)

 

A Blue Sky is My Preferred Background

A couple of days ago I shared images recorded at a double-crested cormorant rookery. The photos, while accurate, were created with a bright white sky/background due to cloudy/rainy conditions when photographed. Today’s blue sky meant it was time to shoot more photos with a better background.    

As I watched and photographed the cormorants, I also listened to their pig-like vocalizations. The birds really grunt and snort often.    

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery:

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440046 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440046 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440060 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440060 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440091 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440091 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440098 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440098 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440100 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440100 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440128 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440128 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440139 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440139 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440147 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440147 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440163 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440163 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440192 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440192 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440258 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440258 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440289 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440289 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440311 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440311 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440365 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440365 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440372 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440372 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440378 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440378 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440382 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440382 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440032 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440032 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 439944 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 439944 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 439971 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 439971 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 439980 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 439980 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 439987 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 439987 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery - Image 440002 (© Kip Ladage)

Double-crested Cormorant Rookery – Image 440002 (© Kip Ladage)

     

This link will take you to a video of the activity at the double-crested cormorant rookery. Be sure to turn your audio level up!:    

Minutes at Double-crested Cormorant Rookery

Shortly after sunrise I watched and photographed a ring-billed gull as it went after fish.    

Ring-billed Gull:    

Ring-billed Gull - Image 439916 (© Kip Ladage)

Ring-billed Gull – Image 439916 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ring-billed Gull - Image 439915 (© Kip Ladage)

Ring-billed Gull – Image 439915 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ring-billed Gull - Image 439919 (© Kip Ladage)

Ring-billed Gull – Image 439919 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ring-billed Gull - Image 439927 (© Kip Ladage)

Ring-billed Gull – Image 439927 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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