Apollo Bay Locals

Portraits of three of the birds who call Apollo Bay harbour home.

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The imperious and slightly greasy-necked greylag goose.
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Greylag goose cooperating with formal portrait pose, albeit with a bit of a sly look.
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An adult little pied cormorant, on the pontoon at the boat ramp.
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For a bird permanently burdened with the word ‘little’ in his name, he exudes a lot of attitude. Not sure whether this comes from the edgy hairdo, the frowning face, the serious beak or all three.
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I suppose when your legs are this short, it’s fair enough that your first given name is ‘Little’.
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Juvenile silver gull basking in the golden light of the sinking sun.
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Last flight of the day.

 

These photos were taken during the hour before sunset.

2 thoughts on “Apollo Bay Locals

  1. Funny you should mention that Hunto. The goose looking so proud and calm in the portraits was in fact involved in a serious dust-up with another goose in the group when I first arrived at the boat ramp. They were biting (somewhat ineffectually) and whacking each other with solid wing flaps. I broke them up for the photo session. No idea what happened after I left. Fortunately I was not the object of any goose aggro.

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