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Little Shag (Phalacrocorax Melanoleucos)

Little Shag (Phalacrocorax Melanoleucos)

Our skies were rather grey recently – featureless above and below the horizon. Luckily I found an interesting subject to stand out on this background when I visited Cornwallis the other day. This Little Shag (Little Pied Cormorant for Australians) was unusually cooperative, letting me approach quite close. As I walked back from the end of the wharf, I met it again and got the picture below.

Little Shag (Phalacrocorax Melanoleucos)

Little Shag (Phalacrocorax Melanoleucos)

3 Comments

  1. I always appreciate a good bird shot … partly because I find them so hard to get but also I just appreciate birds.

  2. What a great bird! Both photos made me smile.

  3. I like your cormorant. His legs look too short, Clearly he is a swimmer rather than a wader.

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