For the last few weeks I've been seeing this juvenile Great Cormorant (Gairgeann - Phalacrocorax carbo) on a canal pontoon. Any time I've seen it, I didn't have a telephoto lens. Any time I took a long telephoto lens, I wouldn't see the bird. This photo is a crop from an image taken with my 40-150 zoom. Not ideal, but, acceptable.
To allow the birds to catch fish by diving, they don't have oily feathers. Consequently, they have to dry their wings.
@fitheach finally got some good shots of the ones here so i could really tell them apart today! https://m.bonzoesc.net/@bonzoesc/107369208444881835
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