A gathering of Common Cormorants, Great and Snowy Egrets, White Pelicans, and Wood Storks, all in a small cove end of a large pond was an amazing sight to see! I spotted the groups of big birds in a pond connected by a large pipe to the small neighborhood lake here.
This pond is ringed only by homes and has no public access. I took the pictures from the street at a tiny park, a long way from where the birds were. I am thankful that my long 150-500 lens could get the pictures. this is a secret spot, where the birds can relax away from people for the most part. I took the pictures at dusk on Dec. 7, 2015. The pond has a large fountain going at full blast where the White Pelicans and many of the Common Cormorants were paddling slowly. I also saw to my great happiness, a couple of Bufflehead Ducks! They are my favorite ducks! Please click on the thumbnail images to see the larger picture. Enjoy!