Digiscoped using Canon Powershot A640 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
There is something primeval about the Cormorant, something Pterodactyl-like.
A large bird, the size of a large goose, it has come into conflict with commercial fishing interests due to its` fondness for eating fish and there have been calls for their numbers to be controlled.
The population in Britain and Ireland is thought to be around 12,000 pairs, with some coastal colonies declining, but inland colonies appear to be increasing. Outside of Britain and Ireland these birds breed across Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, China, India, parts of Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland and a few birds even breed in North America.