Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cormorant fishing

So I stumbled out onto deck first thing in the morning, with a cup of tea, to be greeted with the sight of a cormorant (or great cormorant to Cormorant fishingbe more precise) wrestling with a rather large fish.

That poor fish was putting up a big struggle, time enough for me to dash in and get my camera.

It took a while for the cormorant to subdue the poor fish then, in one gulp, the fish was gone down the cormorant's neck.

When it got around to it, that bird had to take a good run up on the Itchen's surface to get itself up into the air again, off to dry it's wings on a nearby buoy.

A pretty amazing sight.

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