There’s a Pygmy Cormorant, Microcarbo pygmaeus, in the water. It looks as pleased to be here as we are.
The light is poor, so I’m using a longer exposure and hoping there’s not too much movement by the bird and plenty of movement in the water. It pops up onto a log in front of us:
It has a brown head and deepest blue wing feathers:
It doesn’t look very waterproof to me:
But it does look as impressed as I am with the weather.
It shakes itself wildly.
And then stands there, getting wet again.
As do we.