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|Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Cormorants and Shags (Phalacrocoracidae)|
|Skarv Cormorán Grande|
2019-10-31 Dragør, Amager, Denmark
Young bird with the white belly. This subspecies is the common one in the interior waters of Denmark. If subspecies carbo is ever present it is only along the western seaboard of Jutland, far western Denmark.
2020-07-29 Vinkelhuse (Tårnby), Amager, Denmark
Subspecies: [sinensis by location]
The cormorant is a common species on Amager. Normally along the coast and in wetlands. Often they also cross from one side to the other, going from Øresund to Køge Bugt or vice versa. Always non-stop flying.
Therefore, to discover this bird the other day sitting on the roof top of our apartment building was quite unexpected. Gulls and crows do it frequently - a convenient roosting spot raised above the local park down below.
A first for me, I'm sure. It has come back now three days in a row, just sitting there on the edge, and at least stayed last night to roost. This afternoon, 31st, it left in the afternoon toward Øresund, and has not yet returned, 21:15.
Young bird, 2cy, with mottled neck and upper belly.
A detail to mention is that right below where it is sitting, you find the entrance to the public washing area. Assuming that a large bird like a cormorant, and sitting in that same position for hours, can't do it without eventually having to deliver a package or two. Luckily, for us, there is another entrance that we normally use...
Picture 1-2: 2020-07-29
Picture 3-4: 2020-07-30
Picture 5: 2020-07-31
2021-09-29 Kastrup havn, Amager, Denmark
First calendar year. All wing feathers look neatly alike as it would on a juvenile. I forgot to look at it from the front (whitish breast), because I was heading the other way...