Large bird soaring on thermals above Upminster. Black with white head.
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Catches me out when I see them flying high and away from obvious bodies of water. I not from your location map a lake a little to the north. I wonder if it was on the way to this?
Thanks for the identification. I thought there was a slim possibility it was a cormorant, but had never seen one much higher than roof-top height. It may have been heading for the bend in the river Thames between the O2 arena and Heron Quays – a favourite site for cormorants. Thanks again, Leigh
Lat/Lng: 51.5597, 0.3145
OS grid ref: TQ605870