Juvenile Cormorant photographed in the Valley Park, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland on 21 May, 2013.
A large and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making 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. Information taken from the RSBP.
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Last updated Thursday April 24, 2014