Sole Pied Cormorant
First there was one…a Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos), watched for yabbies and fish, ignoring the rain during August, but only stayed for a couple of months. We should see one or two, every now and then, as the summer lengthens.
Little Black Cormorant Duo
Then there were two…Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) are long-staying visitors when the months turn warm and the yabbies are plentiful. These water birds prefer watered areas less affected by drainage.
Little Black Cormorant Trio
Then there were three…Their wings are not waterproof, so they spend time ‘angeling’.
Then there were four…
The number of resident cormorants has swelled to four – although, no images of this as yet.
They are happy to spend their time with the local Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca). There are two ibis – but one of the pair tends to fly off elsewhere during the day. These water birds eat invertebrates from both land and water, and have been seen eating yabbies.