Although I was hoping the birds inside the wildlife area would put on even more dramatic displays, we stopped to take a few photos — and I'm glad we did. The park itself appeared to be neglected, and on that end-of-season weekend, most roads were still closed from spring flooding. Without the car as a blind, we quickly frightened these huge black birds, and they flew off in clatters of wings and croaks.
|I love the up-tipped tilt of their heads, and what looks like a smirk.|
|Drying wings for flight|
|Flying over the Wildlife Area|
What are these? Double-Crested Cormorants.
Location: Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan.
Photo dates: September 17, 2011.