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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Great Cormorants------Wintering birds are here too......

 
Every year thousands of Great Cormorants come to Hong Kong from the North to spend the warm winter here.







The majority of them take residence in Mai Po Nature Reserve where they fish in the mudflats.






Unlike the shorebirds, the Great Cormorants are excellent divers so they prefer to look for food in much deeper water.





Once they have finished their dinner, these Great Cormorants then fly to nearby trees to take a well deserved break while digesting food.











9 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never seen so many at one time. Usually it is just small groups here in California.

cris photos said...

Espetacular estas fotos! Que lugar lindo, com tantos pássaros.
beijos.

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Wow I've never seen that many Great Cormorants before! It must be really exciting to observe the whole flock.

Francesc Balaguer said...

Great shots!!llums..

Salut, Francesc

Chris said...

Again, that's very impressive. Wow so many birds!

jerich bowlin said...

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elcamperoinquieto.com said...

Never seen so many cormorants together, incredible...great document!
Saludos from spain!

Tammy said...

What an amazing sight! Great blog!
Tammy

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