Little Pied Cormorant
On our recent visit to the Wittunga Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills I was not surprised to observe two Little Pied Cormorants sitting on the dead limbs of trees. Little Pieds are very common throughout Australia where suitable habitat exists. Here they were taking advantage of the large artificial lake in the middle of the gardens.
This photo is not a close up but I still like it anyway. I particularly like the blurred reflections and colours in the water. The the effects of the reflections on the water of the dead branches on which it is perched it are also particularly pleasing.