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Old 20th March 2010
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Mission Imposible?

The weather was poor a few days ago with poor light and limited visibility but still I took my camera with me whilst walking Blade. I am glad I did because, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a Cormorant flying at low level over Hermitage Stream. Normally, I would have not bothered to take any pictures because of the conditions but, seeing what it had in its beak, I grabbed a few snap shots. My apologies for the quality of the images but they are posted only to illustrate what I saw.


In its beak was a Grey Mullet that must have been at least 2' long.

The Cormorant must have thought it would be better to deal with this fish in deeper water in the estuary rather than the shallow waters of the Hermitage Stream. It was very obvious that the fish was still alive on landing as it frantically thrashed about when the Cormorant landed. At this point, the Cormorant had the tricky task of positioning the fish around to swallow it.



Having finally succeeded, it then started to swallow the fish.



At this point, I had to stop observing and attend to my dog.


On a more pleasant note, spring is definately in the air. A day earlier I caught these images of a Cormorant in Langstone Harbour. You can see the white head plumes of its breeding plumage.


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the white flank plumes displayed on a dive.
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Re: Mission Imposible?

For me photos don't always have to be sharp and perfect in order to tell a story. You've posted a serie of photos that all together tells a story about what you did see today. Thanks for sharing!
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For me photos don't always have to be sharp and perfect in order to tell a story. You've posted a serie of photos that all together tells a story about what you did see today. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Mission Imposible?

These shots show just what is happening around us and we may not notice, the fact you say they are not sharp does not matter to me as much as the content. Thanks for showing them.
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These shots show just what is happening around us and we may not notice, the fact you say they are not sharp does not matter to me as much as the content. Thanks for showing them.
Thanks for your comments. I try to look for animal behaviour opportunities. I am looking forward to protecting the Tern Colony later this year. There are always good opportunities for this type of photography.
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Re: Mission Imposible?

Yes totally agree with all over ...it's a storyboard..............and frankly they are decent images anyway.

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Yes totally agree with all over ...it's a storyboard..............and frankly they are decent images anyway.

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Thank you for your kind comments. Lighting was extremely poor which shows very much in the first image. I am pleased I have recorded this but hope next time to have much better conditions.
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Re: Mission Imposible?

Isn't it a great feeling Peter when you come home with a set of corkers

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Isn't it a great feeling Peter when you come home with a set of corkers

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Thanks Neil. Next time I have the same sort of luck, I hope I have the time and conditions better.
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