March 25th, 2009, 07:10 PM
What is this bird?
Can someone help identify this bird please. I have done a bit of research and think it is a 'Shag'?
I took this picture beside the River Lee in Glenbrook, Co Cork, Ireland
March 25th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Welcome to the forum! It's a Cormorant.
Shag is smaller, with a thinner bill, and doesn't have that orangey-yellow patch at the base of the bill (just a narrower bright yellow gape line).
March 25th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Here's a Shag for comparison:
March 25th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks very much for your help. That's very much appreciated.