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#523795 - 26th May 2011 12:19pm Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video)
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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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#523808 - 26th May 2011 12:31pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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Its a young cormorant!
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#523814 - 26th May 2011 12:46pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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wow your right, They get even bigger smile

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#523819 - 26th May 2011 1:00pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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its a heron,fully grown.cormorants are found out at sea

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#523829 - 26th May 2011 1:22pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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#523834 - 26th May 2011 1:30pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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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#523838 - 26th May 2011 1:34pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: _Ste_]
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Not a heron. This is a heron.


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#523841 - 26th May 2011 1:49pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: chriskay]
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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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#523890 - 26th May 2011 2:44pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: bert1]
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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.

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#523892 - 26th May 2011 2:46pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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

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#523894 - 26th May 2011 2:47pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Silverback]
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Maybe it's Graculus, from Noggin the Nog thumbsup

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#523916 - 26th May 2011 3:01pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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)

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#524374 - 27th May 2011 11:12am Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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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#524380 - 27th May 2011 11:33am Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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

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#524517 - 27th May 2011 3:06pm Re: Large Bird in Birkenhead park (pic & Video) [Re: Wheels]
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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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