Tag Archives: shags

Birds of a Feather: Shags on the Net

28 Apr
Little Black Cormorants

Little Black Cormorants

Most people associate shags with rocks.

So it follows that a row of these quite interesting birds perched on the shark net of the local swimming baths is something of a rarity.

These shags are, in fact, Little Black Cormorants, and they actually prefer freshwater to the saline river. Nevertheless, I see them quite often, though usually they aren’t lined up as in this photograph.

Enjoy!

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A Day in the Life of A Little Pied Cormorant

13 Mar
Little Pied Cormorant on the Pontoon

Little Pied Cormorant on the Pontoon

Time to Dry Off

Time to Dry Off

In the local swimming baths near where we live, water birds are a common and delightful sight. One of the most frequently-seen birds is the Little Pied Cormorant.

Their method of feeding — diving for aquatic animals– necessitates their habit of spreading out their wings to dry.

These small shags sometimes flock with their slightly larger relatives, the Little Black Cormorants.

Interesting characters!

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