Monday, August 02, 2010

Juvenile (Shag or Cormorant?) in the harbour area

This young creature was not at all bothered by people nearby earlier this evening, the bird seemed fit and alert and spent some time preening itself to the delight of onlookers. Picture will enlarge and more pictures here

3 comments:

jayteescot1 said...

Looks like a juvenile Shag according to the RSPB book profiles.

growtosow said...

nice shot i see it has tag on its leg. not sure what the bird is but i am sure the nairn birder will know.

Duncan said...

It's a juvenile Cormorant. The yellowing of the bill below the eye is the distinctive feature.