We’re in the middle of a cold spell, but with it we have clear skies and beautiful morning light. The cormorant was once again at the pond, but for once not on his usual perch. I caught these as it made ready to take to the air.
It was back at the pond at lunchtime. The light is much poorer at that time of day, and the cormorant wasn’t faring so well. It was set upon by a pair of mallards!
Things quietened down after that. The cormorant slid away and out of sight at the far side of the pond. I got back to the serious business of rat-watching. At first this one was quite cautious, but it did eventually brave the more open space at the edge of the pond.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.