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Cormorant

Observed: 19th January 2013 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Birdsnightfly’s reputation in Birdsnightfly’s reputation in Birds
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Hi Ian, That one I posted

Hi Ian,

That one I posted yesterday feeding in the rough water, if it is a cormorant it must be very young, last years chick. This one I found dead today is a beast of a bird, couldnt believe its weight. The one I watched feeding yesterday isn't close to these proportions, much more like the dimensions of a mallard duck but an awful lot leaner. It really was a slender light bird so if its a cormorant it must only be a juvenile.

Does it take them over a year to reach adult size I wonder? Or is the one I found today just the upper end of the size range?

Cathal.