Thursday, January 5, 2012

Great Cormorant, Kormoran, Phalacrocorax carbo

Seen in Kuwait 2010 and 2011

Did you know that Cormorants fly in formation?
I mean, not the loooong straight line you usually see.

From Birds Kuwait 2010

Nope. V-formations. Seen them only once like that.

From Birds Kuwait 2011

A Juv. enjoying the company of some Black-headed Gulls

From Birds Kuwait 2011
One in flight

From Birds Kuwait 2011

And most of you remember my all time favorite, I guess ;-)

From Birds Kuwait 2011


  1. Wonderful shot of the cormorants flying in a V formation. All the shots are good but the formation flight is my favorite.

  2. nice shots! i love seeing cormorants!

  3. Gorgeous photos Nicole, especially the first one, lovely pastel shades.

  4. Your fave with good reason. The angles of the silhouettes are wonderful. I've always had a special place in my heart for cormorants because of their role in a favorite book from my childhood, The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack. About a little duck on the Yangstzee River who got a spank on his back if he was the last duck onto his houseboat at night. A timeless story I used to read to my first graders to get them in off the playground :-) But the cormorants in the story broke my young heart for the rings around their necks that kept them from swallowing the fish they caught for their boatmaster :-(.

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    Haven't heard of that story, sounds a bit sad though.
    Especially the rings part.
    Ugh :-(
    Poor fellows :/