Saturday, January 29, 2011

Double-crested Cormorants, Brown Pelicans, Isla Contoy

Despite the overwhelming dominence of the Magnificent Frigatebird (see my yesterday's post - 12/28/11) on Isla Contoy, there was still a good percentage of the "Mexican Air Force" - Brown Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants present on the island. In fact a couple of Brown Pelicans were on the dock to welcome us to the island (Below). See my post about Brown Pelicans:
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A pair of Brown Pelicans welcoming visitors on the dock of Isla Contoy, Mexico; 12/21/10.

A Brown Pelican with its classic hop-hop take off, Isla Contoy, Mexico; 12/21/10.
A Brown Pelican effortlessly soaring through the sky, Mexico; 12/19/10.

Brown Pelicans resting on unused pier posts, Isla Contoy, Mexico; 12/21/10.
Although I have seen Double-crested Cormoramnts in many places (Missippi River; Horicon Marsh, WI; Arizona; ), have never had a very sharp photo of one. On Isla Contoy I was able to get a couple of excellent foci on this fast flying water bird (Below).
A Double-crested Cormorant in flight along the shores of Isla Contoy, Mexico; 12/21/10.
A Double-crested Cormorant resting on the rocky shore of Isla Contoy, Mexico; 12/21/10.
Iguana of the day; Mexico; 12/20/10.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The third photo from the bottom, of the bird in flight - is my favorite. Love where you captured the sweep of his wings.