Wednesday 15 July 2009

Little black cormorant

The two-storey bird hide at Hastie's Swamp, near Atherton, is a good spot to watch water birds. Not that it's brimming with rare and unusual species, but it's a restful place and you can sit there for hours watching the whistling-ducks and thinking about ... well ... nothing in particular.

This little black cormorant was one of several sharing the swamp with the ducks and grebes. It kept to the shallows in front of the hide. I think it might have been showing off.