For the last few weeks I've been seeing this juvenile Great Cormorant (Gairgeann - Phalacrocorax carbo) on a canal pontoon. Any time I've seen it, I didn't have a telephoto lens. Any time I took a long telephoto lens, I wouldn't see the bird. This photo is a crop from an image taken with my 40-150 zoom. Not ideal, but, acceptable.
To allow the birds to catch fish by diving, they don't have oily feathers. Consequently, they have to dry their wings.
I've mentioned before that #Gruoch has, without any training, taken it upon herself to wait patiently, while I photograph subjects. I've now noticed that she actually watches the wildlife I'm photographing.
Here she is looking across the canal, directly at the Cormorant, as I'm photographing it.
Eventually, I will just get Gruoch to take the photographs, too.
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