It must have been nearly two years since I tried photographing birds. I was itching to go with the camera to shoot birds for a long time now, but never really got around to doing it. I did go birding a few times in recent past, but had not taken the camera with me. I finally made an early morning trip today to a lake near the city and shot a few bird pictures. Thanks to the hardcore naturalists who were with me, I could sight, identify and photograph much more than what I could have done on my own. Here is a picture of an Indian Cormorant. More will follow, once I process them all.
An Indian Cormorant drying its wings
Unlike most waterbirds such as ducks, cormorants do not have oil glands to keep their wings from getting wet. Each time they get out of the water, they sit on the bank for sometime and spread their wings for drying.