|The snow showers didn't last long but were quite heavy at times.|
The snow showers eased off as the morning went on so I went for a walk around the park just across the road from home. I hadn't gone far when I came across a Cormorant that was lying on one of the fishing pegs. It was unusually approachable so I thought it may be injured or snagged on fishing line but as I got closer it stood up and seemed to be fine. I backed off a bit when it looked like it was going to enter the water and it quickly settled back down again. Although it looked in good condition there could have been something wrong with it as it is very unusual for a Cormorant to allow such a close approach.
|This Cormorant allowed me to get within 7 metres of it before it even bothered to stand up. I will look for it again over the next few days to try and find out if there is something wrong with it or if it is just unusually confiding.|
|This record shot of the Water Rail was the best I could do in the circumstances.|
|German ringed Black-headed Gull|
|This Coot was ringed at Comeston Lakes near Penarth, not far from Cardiff, during the very cold winter of 2010/11.|