Home Up Ducks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cormorants

Juvenile

Assembly in Heather Farm Park

 

Juvenile

Heather Farm Park

 

It is all about balance

No flowers, no wedding ring,

 

but a very special stick

which will bond the couple

 

 

 

Juvenile and ring-billed gull

 

Double crested Cormorant

 

Double crested Cormorant

Double crested Cormorant

Lafayette Reservoir

 

Double crested Cormorant

 

 

Cormorants and Pelicans

Lake del Valle

 

They suddenly flew from their rock wall, to have a meeting on the water.  After a short time they flew back to the rock wall.

   

Sharing a comfortable branch in Del Valle Lake

Cormorant drying the wings

 

Brandt's Cormorant at Moss Landing

This is from Point Lobos. The white rock in the background is Bird Rock where  hundreds of cormorants gather together.

The following photos show a few families with their young  on a small cliff.

Brandt's Cormorant

Brandt's Cormorant

Brandt's Cormorant

Brandt's Cormorant

 

Brandt's Cormorant

 

Brandt's Cormorant

 

Brandt's Cormorant

 

Brandt's Cormorant

 

Brandt's Cormorant

 

 

 

 

Crests are up. Time for breeding

 

Double crested Cormorant

  

Double crested Cormorant

 

Young couple in courtship at Martinez Shoreline.

 

Double crested Cormorant

 

Double crested Cormorant

 

Double crested Cormorant

 

I will watch over you my love

 

This is a residential gull which enjoys the company of cormorants

You can see him standing on a plank together with this cormorant in Heather Farm 

 

They appear to be good friends

 

though the friendship is at times a bit shaky

 
         
         
         
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: December 27, 2013