For the last few weeks I've been seeing this juvenile Great Cormorant (Gairgeann - Phalacrocorax carbo) on a canal pontoon. Any time I've seen it, I didn't have a telephoto lens. Any time I took a long telephoto lens, I wouldn't see the bird. This photo is a crop from an image taken with my 40-150 zoom. Not ideal, but, acceptable.
To allow the birds to catch fish by diving, they don't have oily feathers. Consequently, they have to dry their wings.
I've mentioned before that #Gruoch has, without any training, taken it upon herself to wait patiently, while I photograph subjects. I've now noticed that she actually watches the wildlife I'm photographing.
Here she is looking across the canal, directly at the Cormorant, as I'm photographing it.
Eventually, I will just get Gruoch to take the photographs, too.
@fitheach Dogs do seem to have an aesthetic sense. Lexie used to love simply looking at her landscape. My goodness, I miss her.
@fitheach She was actually quite small for a westie. And yes, terriers are best, we think.
Glad you enjoyed reading her obit. It was difficult, but necessary, to write, and, looking back, I'm glad I accepted the pain of the time.
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