SJ4065 : Cormorants below the Old Dee Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Cormorants below the Old Dee Bridge
Cormorants below the Old Dee Bridge
At this time of year Cormorants can often be seen around the Chester weir, salmon steps, and the Old Dee Bridge. The very low tide here presumably means they can easily see any fish in the shallow water, and then later on, when the tide came in, they could be seen diving for their lunch.
The Cormorant is a large and conspicuous water-bird, its almost primitive appearance with its long neck makes it appear almost reptilian. It is often seen standing with its wings held out to dry. Regarded by some as black, sinister and greedy, cormorants are supreme fishers which can bring them into conflict with anglers and they have been persecuted in the past. The UK holds internationally important wintering numbers.

They are found around the UK coastline on rocky shores, coastal lagoons and estuaries, it is increasingly being seen inland at reservoirs, lakes and gravel pits.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 October, 2013
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4069 6574 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1259N 2:53.3409W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4070 6574
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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