SJ4065 : Three cormorants by the salmon steps

taken 2 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Three cormorants by the salmon steps
Three cormorants by the salmon steps
Cormorants can often be seen around Chester's Old Dee Bridge, weir and salmon steps, and there were at least ten birds together on this occasion. The location seems to suit their fishing technique, and they can be seen here drying off in the sunshine after taking a dip.
Cormorant
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
Saturday, 30 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4078 6581 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1643N 2:53.2609W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4079 6576
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