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Old Nov 11, 2005, 3:16 PM   #1
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These first two are of a Heron who adapted an odd feeding technique. He followed some Black Ducks around this tidal pond, and went for the fish that they stirred up. Can't say that they were very big, although he caught a dozen while I watched.

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This Cormorant was one of the first to arrive and set off a feeding frenzy

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It drew Gulls, who the Cormorants intimidated, and this Great Egret, who simply couldn't go out deep enough.

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And looking much like a "flock of snakes," the Cormorants followed the fish (just what is the term for a group of snakes?)

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In this picture, a close crop taken from quite a distance, the Cormorant on the top right proudly displays, "I got one!"

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And this Swan took a look, and of course couldn't care less. He's looking for some fresh eel grass.

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Wonderful series, Dave.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 5:40 PM   #3
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Why thanks! While only some are linked, they were all shot on the same morning. Nor have I ever seen Cormorants get quite this voracious. They were pushing the gulls away - wouldn't let them near the fish!

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This is quite a series you have here this time Dave. Just how many Cormorants were out there that day. I counted at least 20 in that one pic. GEE......

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This is quite a series you have here this time Dave. Just how many Cormorants were out there that day. I counted at least 20 in that one pic. GEE......

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They were to close to catch the whole group...:?:

Probably about twice as many. When I first arrived there were about ten, and the Great Egret actually flew over because the fish were close to shore.

Missed ost of those shots because I was scrambling to get closer. The Gulls, were just plain intimitaded, the Egret wouldn't let mere Cormorants push him around, but while these guys wont drown in water, they can't swim either - so he just stood there, rather forlornly with the Gulls.

It was an intersting experieince.

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