Saturday, October 04, 2014

Double -crested Coromorant for Saturday Critters

Yesterday morning we visited the Irving Nature Park in Saint John, New Brunswick.The previous evening we had attended a Fog Lit event called Words and Wine, which was hosted by our daughter.  It was a wonderful event which we enjoyed immensely.  On our way home we visited the  Irving nature park and walked out on the boardwalk there which extends out over Saints Rest Marsh.  The  Marsh grasses are very beautiful at this time of year,  highlighting a vivid combination of colours of fall,  sunshiny yellows, thirst -quenched greens, mud browns, salt and peppered with warm  earthy tones swaying with the breezes  coming off the Bay of Fundy at Sandy Cove.

.                           the boardwalk over the multicolored marsh grasses
                     At the end of the boardwalk we found an area of mud, water and grasses and three ducks

As we walked out on the boardwalk we saw very few birds or signs of movements until we came to the end of the boardwalk where we saw a catch basin of water that had not left with the tide. The area was a muddy basin surrounded by marsh grassWhen I began to accept my disappointment at not having found any subjects  to capture with my camera I spied a large dark object in the water in front of us. The vivid orange and yellow billed  face  of a Double-crested Cormorant was very exciting  to see!
 I took pictures of its take off in the water in front of us!


Today I am linking to Saturday Critters , which is graciously hosted by Eileen at:http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/

9 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to walk and observe ducks etc. We've never been on the trail there. Great captures of the cormorant.

Me Ann My Camera said...
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me ann my camera said...

It is a lovely place to visit !Pamela. You can also drive around the 6 km. trail there, and there are lots of stopping , resting places to pull over into. It is a lovely well developed spot! And of course there is the beach adjacent to the marsh at Sandy Cove. We don't visit this beautiful outdoor spot enough! Ido hope you get to visit this location soon?I hope to visit your beautiful area soon on my way to Nackawic driving through the Caverhill Road which used to be a daily adventure for me when I taught in that area? Have a great! rainy! misty day? Thank you for your comment.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely area to see wildlife. Never seen a Double crested Cormorant so that was nice. Have a great weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, the beauty of a marsh this time of year. Neat shots of the flying cormorants!

Marie said...

Beautiful shots! How fortunate to see him! And what a beautiful area!

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty place, I love the boardwalk over the marshes.. Great captures of the Cormorants! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Looks like a great place and great shots of the Cormorant.

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous area! Lovely photos of your walk. The cormorant pictures I enjoyed in particular. They are such a neat looking bird.