Cormorants of the Falkland Islands

2020-02-12T18:43:46-08:00February 11th, 0220|Wildlife Photography Blog|

These birds go by several names: Imperial Shag, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorants, Blue-eyed shag, Blue-eyed Cormorant. They are graceful fliers, but ungainly on land due to the position of their legs. They streak past as they pursue a diet of fish and squid It's a different story when they come in for a landing. As they get near the colony they put on the brakes, flop their wings, and drop unceremoniously in the middle of the flock, sometimes knocking other birds over. Its quite entertaining as you will see from the following photos. Once they are done crashing into each other they