Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

The Catch

Little Black Shags

Little Black Shags

Little Black Shags (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) often appear in flocks of from two to maybe 100 birds. When they are fishing in small groups, they often dive in a synchronized way. The two birds in the picture were in a group of about eight, and on a particular dive the front one emerged with a catch, causing a hot pursuit by the remaining lot.

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  1. Great B&W photo!
    Happy New Year to you!

  2. Wishing you a blessed New Year!

  3. What a wonderful catch (pardon the pun!)

    Happy New Year!

  4. Belíssimo instante de captura! Belo voo e caça, um abraço!

    Mirante da imagem

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