Cormorant Close-up On The Royal Palm Anhinga Trail In The Everglades.

Cormorant Close-up On The Royal Palm Anhinga Trail In The Everglades.

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I’ve been here in southern Florida a couple of days and have been enjoying this sub-tropical wilderness area.There is no place like it on the planet. So much wild   life in all of the seasons. I’ve taken a thousand photographs and  haven’t been able to edit them all or post a blog yet. So I thought I’d share some cormorant close-up  photos I took on my first day in the Everglades. Officially know as a double-breasted cormorant these prehistoric looking birds remind us how close our modern birds are related to the dinosaurs . 

These birds are found near waters throughout North America.

I often see them on the ponds and lakes of Northeastern Pennsylvania, but seldom get this close. 

They like to perch in trees and spread their wings as they dry  in the sun.

I encountered these two , this female,

and this male who allowed me to get up close and photograph their remarkable eyes and beaks,   

The greenish blue eyes of this cormorant close-up are truly remarkable. They look like a gem stone. 

The two of them sat in the sun, preening themselves for the entire two hours I spent on the trail. And they were their when I returned two days late. 

They are just one of the remarkable birds I saw during my two days in the Everglades. I can’t wait to edit and share the spectacular photos I took of the osprey family. Amazing it is down here. Well off for some more adventure but hope to share more photographs and a blog post soon.  Here is a link to some more  cormorant close-up photos. Florida Day One Everglades Royal Palm cormorants. March 10 2020. 

When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression.     Ted Rall 




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