A shy bird fishing

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A cormorant fishing on the River Tillingham

Regular walkers along Ferry Road may have caught an occasional glimpse of a cormorant family either side of the bridge disappearing from sight under water as they chase fish – and then re-appearing briefly like the one above.

But they are very shy and, if they become aware of you watching, they disappear at a rate of knots. However the lockdown and general reduction in human activity seems to have made birds in general more adventurous – as they forage for worms in my back garden – and the dawn chorus seems to have become noisier and noisier.

Or is it just the absence of traffic?

Image Credits: Gillian Roder .

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