Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Nesting Rock Shag


Phalacrocorax magellanicus (Magellanic Cormorant)
Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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18 comments:

mick said...

Interesting birds and very interesting positions for their nests.

holdingmoments said...

Never heard of these before. Love their red eye patches.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I saw a film on these birds a few weeks ago and it was very interesting. Diane

Gary said...

Interesting birds and nesting sights. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew...aka theconstantwalker said...

A new bird species for me also. Many thanks for enlightening me.

joo said...

Terrific shot JM!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I thought I posted a comment, but it may not have gotten through. I'll check back later...

Sondra said...

WOW very different & Interesting the way they nest on the shelf--

Arija said...

An absolutely wonderful shot, so like a painting.

You have such a beautiful blog!

Stickup Artist said...

They look so content. I love how the rocks turn from black to white right where the Cormorant shows up to provide the perfect contrast.

Hilke Breder said...

How exciting to get that close to a breeding colony of this marine bird. Great shot!

Margaret said...

I remember the nesting area well. I am sure it wasn't easy getting this photo!

EG Wow said...

Cormorants are such social creatures. So many nests so close together.

elvira pajarola said...

FASCINATING...!! Their nests are almost sculptured....Gorgeous!!!

SUPERSHOT!!

ciao ciao elvira

Pat said...

Nice shot showing this aspect of the Cormorant's life!

Springman said...

Amazing bird, amazing location! You hint at some teriffic adventures with your eclectic images and signature locations. Tierra del Fuego! I remember the sound of the name from geography class 50 years ago. Thanks for taking me there! JM you are a treasure.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

The cormorant build their nests very similar to the Manyatta hut with twigs,dung or mud. Very resourceful creatures we are.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a wonder the eggs don't roll off the edges.
Neat shot. MB