been fishing


under water

flash of black and white





Version 2


fishing over

time to dry and clean

black and white

This Little Pied Cormorant had been fishing along the breakwater at Sandringham Yacht Club. It was amazing looking down into the clear water  to see the way this bird was flashing backwards and forwards below the surface with wings tucked in , twisting and turning beside the rocks. Suddenly the agile fishing machine exploded out of  the sea and landed on this rock below me. What else could I do but start clicking the button on my camera furiously.

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22 thoughts on “been fishing

  1. Lovely haiku and photo! I sat at the beach this morn and watched a bird diving for breakfast for the better part of a half hour. It would stay under for three rolls in and out of the waves and then come up with something tasty, eat, then dive again. Moments like these I regret not having a camera with stronger lens capabilities. Earlier in the week I saw a grey heron sitting on the end of the old pier, just hanging out. Lovely to birdwatch (and listen too).

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    1. Thanks Melissa. It was wonderful to watch this bird fishing in the clear water below me then suddenly appear up on the rocks to have a rest and a clean up and dry out.


  2. They are amazing to watch when they are fishing.We only get the big cormorants here…and they look like something left over from an earlier phase of evolution. This little guy is cute.


    1. Thanks for the supporting comments. He or she, its hard from that distance to tell. they are very solitary during the day , but come together in groups to roost at night.


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