As soon as I turned the corner down by the boat shed,this fellow was there!
A friend told me that he was a young one as well. It was by it’s self.
As soon as I got out,I saw these guys coming across the harbour. The light was excellent tonight. Perfect fall light.
There were birds everywhere.
The collective noun for Cormorants is a Flight.
There was a Flight of Cormorants on that rock to the north of Strawberry island again. They seem to like this spot,as well as a few other birds.
There was a Parcel of Oystercatchers on that rock just north of Strawberry Island.( A parcel is the collective noun for Oystercatchers)
I spooked them and they did two laps around me and than settled down. A friend believes that the recent storm we had is responsible for getting so many in one spot.
Cute little guys.
The collective noun for Sandpipers is a Fling or Cluster. There often times are several words used to describe a animal.
They too did a lap around me and than settled down.
You can see Strathcona in the background.
I managed to get closer to them. I’ve found that if I am very slow that they are calm and I can get close.
Not like a Heron! I’d never be able to get close to one of those guys. Maybe a young one,but not an adult.