1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. says

    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.

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