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Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) #523795
26th May 2011 11:19am
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Spotted this last week in Birkenhead park, any ideas what it is? I have not seen one before, Is it a baby or fully grown?

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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523808
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Its a young cormorant!
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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523814
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wow your right, They get even bigger smile

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523819
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its a heron,fully grown.cormorants are found out at sea

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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523834
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A cormorant it definitely is. Unusual to see it in such a setting agreed. Grab any bird book and look up cormorant.

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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: _Ste_] #523838
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Not a heron. This is a heron.

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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: chriskay] #523841
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Cormorants will be found where any good fish are to be had, many years ago there was one who used to fish Lairds Basin, came back year after year, I seen him sitting on the mast arm not far from me and they can be depending on species one hell of a size.
Birkenhead Park lake does have a couple of Heron who are frequent visitors.


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Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: bert1] #523890
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Double edged sword really, their presence means a healthyish fish stock, it also means that it won't be too long before the larder is empty.

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523892
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there was a Heron sat about 10 meters from it but the pics I took of it were not so good, I'll Upload one smile

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Silverback] #523894
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Maybe it's Graculus, from Noggin the Nog thumbsup

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #523916
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Ah... with the title 'Large Bird in Birkenhead' I was thinking 'well that's nothing new...'

Lots of cool birds rocking around Birkenhead (the feathery ones)

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #524374
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yea cormorant. they r buggers. there were 5 about at the beginning of the closed season but rumour has it they all got shot.and aint seen none about for weeks untill last week i seen 2. they were pulling stupid amounts of fish out of there. and that heron. av seen that heron pull a 1 lb crucian out. but yes they are fishing there because there is a good healthy body of fish in there (none of any real size though) and it is fishing really really well. get a really good days catch on a gd few pegs in there a the min.


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Say What?! Are you serious man? now come on! you can not tell my this was in Birkenhead Park, well youve got me, i am astonished! <3

Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels] #524517
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Top Park lake if I am not mistaken, seen them in there too Chuck. They'll be off as soon as they've eaten all the stock.


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