Thursday, 19 February 2015

Show-Off Shag

There is no doubt that a Great Cormorant dresses to the Nines in preparation for spring. In the dead of winter they are the first sign of spring colour appearing two months before that first spring blossom around St. John's, Newfoundland.  Sometimes they seem to know they look good.

Adorned in white filigree, a bushy crest, a golden throat off set with snowy white throat sash and matching flank patch this smug Great Cormorants sits back letting the world know just how good he feels about the way he looks.

Well you can never look too shiny and new. A little more grooming won't hurt for the courting season is only a few weeks away now.

A bit of flexing to show off those powerful biceps and sexy thick  neck - and note the perfectly fanned tail.

Ok, that is enough for now. Even someone who looks as perfect as me can stand only so much self-admiration.

Wait minute!! Who is that looking at me? Hey punk! What's up!!!? You got a problem over there?

It's me watching you. And this is what I think of your filigree.





1 comment:

  1. Great photos and commentary. I love watching the strutting male Wild Turkeys trying to impress the ladies (and each other) and imagine that the hens are rolling their eyes.

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