During my hike through the Schellbruch I shot several photos of birds. It’s said that there are over 200 different species, that means it was not very difficult to see a few of them. I am not a bird expert, that means I had to research about several birds in my photos.
The following series of pictures maybe shows any kind of cormorant, that’s at least the conclusion of me and several people I showed the photos. What do you think?
I am pretty much sure it is a cormorant, but I am not sure what kind of cormorant. According to Wikipedia there are three types of cormorants in Germany, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), the european shag or common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and the pygmy cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus). I am not sure how to determine, it’s not easy to see any characteristics in my photos, the bird looks dark.
Talking about the photos, I want to mention that the gallery sequence is sorted as I shot the photos. I say this because you can see that the bird tried hard to take off and you can see it in the sequence if you go from the first to the last image. It was funny, and you could heard when the bird hit the water with the wings. I assume it’s much more difficult for big birds to take off, especially when they are wet from the water. I pretty much enjoyed to watch the birds there.