Cormorants hearing underwater

There’s a Cormorant at the Town Quay.

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

It stands and hangs its wings out to dry just under the rusty railway bridge:

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

Then it flies across and sits by the side of the river, next to me, and preens:

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

It looks like it has a feather or two missing:

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

Cormorants have very good hearing underwater which means their hearing out of water is thought to be rather poor. This one is attentive and still relaxed with me being here.

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

Relaxed enough to have a proper stretch and yawn. That’s quite some gape.

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

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