Living in the middle of suburbia, and 600 kms from the beach, water birds of any description are few and far between. However …. as we have a large koi pond occasionally we will get a visit from certain interested parties.
Reed Cormorant, perching on the wooden beam overlooking the pond.
We’ve had two visits from this bird – that I am aware of – and on the first visit the bird went for a swim in the pond and devoured every small koi bar one.
An infrequent visitor who also has an interest in the koi in our pond. Here she perches on an old metal pole close to the pond.
Because the pond – which was formerly a swimming pool – is so deep that bar two unlucky goldfish – the koi have managed to avoid the attentions of this stunning visitor.
Thanks to Lisa Coleman once again for the challenge.