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Great Cormorant

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Location: Pagham Harbour NR Date: 20/09/2015
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 400/1 Wingspan: 145cm
Description: 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.

Great Cormorant

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Location: Cosmeston Date: 09/02/2015
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Jen
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1 Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great Cormorant

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Location: Cosmeston Date: 09/02/2015
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 1000 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 400/1 Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great Cormorant

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Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 1250 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1 Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great Crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1 Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1 Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1 Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebes

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Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1 Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Slavonian Grebe

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Location: Loch Ruthven RSPB Date: 29/05/2013
Scientific Name: Podiceps auritus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 34cm
ISO: 1250 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: 62cm
Description: Description to come soon!

Shag

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Location: St Abbs Head Date: 22/05/2013
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 72cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: 98cm
Description: Description to come soon!

Shag

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Location: St Abbs Head Date: 22/05/2013
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis Pic By: Jen
Family: Cormorant Size: 72cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 98cm
Description: Description to come soon!

Shag

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Location: Scottish Seabird Centre Date: 21/05/2013
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis Pic By: Jen
Family: Cormorant Size: 72cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 98cm
Description: Description to come soon!

Great Cormorant

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 28/03/2013
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Jen
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great Cormorant

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Location: Kenfig NR Date: 13/01/2013
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Unknown
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Black Necked Grebe

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Location: Kenfig NR Date: 13/01/2013
Scientific Name: Podiceps nigricollis Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 31cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: ?
Description: Description to come soon!

Little Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 26/04/2012
Scientific Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 27cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/300L F4 + 1.4x Wingspan: 42cm
Description: The little grebe, formerly the dabchick, is the smallest european member of the grebe family. This bird can be found pretty much in any open body of water across its range. Adults are predominantly dark above, dusky color on its neck, cheeks and flanks with a bright yellow gape. The juveniles have a yellow bill tipped in black.

Great Cormorant

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 28/04/2011
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 145cm
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great-crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 27/04/2011
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great-crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 27/04/2011
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great-crested Grebe and babies

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Location: Roath Park Date: 22/08/2010
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 50D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.
The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great-crested Grebe

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Location: Roath Park Date: 22/08/2010
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: J
Equipment: Canon 50D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great-crested Grebe

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Location: Pagham Harbor Date: 08/09/2009
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 50D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great-crested Grebe

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Location: Newport Wetlands - Uskmouth Date: 02/05/2009
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 50D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 88cm
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Little Grebe

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Location: Newport Wetlands - Uskmouth Date: 12/04/2009
Scientific Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 27cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 50D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 42cm
Description: The little grebe, formerly the dabchick, is the smallest european member of the grebe family. This bird can be found pretty much in any open body of water across its range. Adults are predominantly dark above, dusky color on its neck, cheeks and flanks with a bright yellow gape. The juveniles have a yellow bill tipped in black.

Little Grebe

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Location: Roath Park Date: 30/12/2008
Scientific Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 27cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 30D/100-400L Lens Wingspan: 42cm
Description: The little grebe, formerly the dabchick, is the smallest european member of the grebe family. This bird can be found pretty much in any open body of water across its range. Adults are predominantly dark above, dusky color on its neck, cheeks and flanks with a bright yellow gape. The juveniles have a yellow bill tipped in black.

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