Forum > Identifying Birds > Is This A Cormorant?

Webmaster Posted 12-Aug-2017 07:43
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On behalf of James who sent in an email:-

Think it's a cormorant. Saw it at peasholm park but can't see any mention of the bird being at the park, hence the doubt? It was diving for long periods

Can anyone confirm?

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Mickc Posted 12-Aug-2017 11:36
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Yes, this looks like a cormorant, James.  At first glance the beak looked wrong but looking closely there seems to be an object in the water just behind it.  For what is a fairly large bird they always look much smaller in the water when they floating and they can stay under the water for some time when fishing.  You may have seen it standing on the bank with its wings outstretched when it had finished in the water.

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