Hanging his wings out to dry by flyrobin

Hanging his wings out to dry

I think this is an Australasian Darter - similar to a cormorant but slightly different
Not sure if it's a cormorant - but that is a beautiful shot and an apt title! fav
May 3rd, 2015  
fabulous capture!!
May 3rd, 2015  
@quietpurplehaze Thanks Hazel. I just looked it up and think it might actually be an Australasian Darter - which are similar to cormorants and hang around with them.
May 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful capture love the light, as its highlighting the detail in the feathers Robyn:)
May 3rd, 2015  
lovely detail and sheen on his feathers.
May 3rd, 2015  
What a wing span!
May 3rd, 2015  
Love the sheen on the magnificent wing span :)
May 3rd, 2015  
A beautiful bird :)
May 3rd, 2015  
The wing pose is very similar to a cormorant but he is missing the hook at the end of his beak that cormorants I've seen in Canada and the US have.
May 3rd, 2015  
Also looks quite a bit like an anhinga.
May 3rd, 2015  
love how they hang their wings out. You'd think they'd get very tired. great capture
May 3rd, 2015  
He looks so happy! Great photo, nice details and clear sky.
May 3rd, 2015  
Love it when they dry there wings!
May 3rd, 2015  
@flyrobin
Thank you - I think it's just a bit more spectacular than a cormorant so you are probably right in what you found.
May 3rd, 2015  
Awesome capture, details, light
May 3rd, 2015  
Fantastic shot.
May 3rd, 2015  
Absolutely gorgeous! Great timing and lovely lighting. FAV
May 3rd, 2015  
Pam
What a big wing span. Nice photo.
May 4th, 2015  
Fantastic wingspan! Wow.
May 4th, 2015  
Wonderful capture! Big fav for me!
May 4th, 2015  
You should have named him " BATMAN!!!!!! " LOL LOL LOL! Fantastic details and clarity!! He must be in the cormorant family, but he doesn't have their hook on the end of his beak!! He's stunning!! FAV!
May 4th, 2015  
oh just wonderful, the shine on the black wings and posture, just instant fav!
May 4th, 2015  
Terrific wing detail! Great shot.
May 4th, 2015  
Great capture!!
May 4th, 2015  
Wonderful capture.
May 5th, 2015  
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