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Cormorant or shag?

Observed: 4th May 2009 By: jason.birtjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birds
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Is this a cormorant or shag? I think it is a cormorant but I am really not sure.

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Yellow white cheeks and

Yellow white cheeks and hooked bill confirms cormorant rather than shag

Abbey Burn
OU Student BSc Natural Sciences

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Wings out

There's that stance again!


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Wings out

Some birds such as this cormorant are not fully waterproof, (so that they can stay under water longer), so when they leave the water they have to dry off.