Cormorants in the city centre

In the centre of Bristol, just next to Prince Street Bridge, is a small group of Common Cormorants.

Cormorant - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They have been fishing and are hanging around getting dry in the sunshine of a November day:

Cormorant - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their bronze feathers look beautiful in the low light:

Cormorant - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They spend an age preening and spreading oil on their feathers.

That’s a pretty hard thing to do when you have no hands.

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