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C’mon -- not fair to not ID species!
Ice Swimmer says
Is that a little pied cormorant a.k.a. little shag a.k.a. kawaupaka (Microcarbo melanoleucos)? The species seems to be, randomly, the first photo of the Wikipedia article on cormorants.
The postures are reminiscent of a conductor.
David Brindley says
Sorry, my bad, I left that info off when I sent the photo in. I believe it is a shag, photo was taken on the pier at Wallaroo in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. I watched the bird make a few dives, but didn’t see it with a catch.
I am not acquinted with australian birds, but afaik the cormorans are the only birds that are drying their feathers in this fashion after a dive. Nice shots.