Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Double-crested Cormorants

Plenty of these seen during our week in California, though my favourite encounter came on the final afternoon at Fort Mason. I noticed an adult DCC wrestling with a pretty large fish and so sprinted round the harbour to get the sun behind me. Bird was a little distant and in harsh light for really great images but I'm pretty happy with the results. Thanks to O. Foley for the fish identification - looks to be one of the scorpionfish!


  1. Nice stuff - could've been bigger, could've been a Rock Groupie......

    Laurie -

  2. I think the fish may be one of the scorpion fish or sculpin family. They can be venomous. Great shots.

  3. Thanks Owen - guess that might make more sense in the habitat (rocky harbour).