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Cormorants at Tower Bridge

This sequence was something of a surprise. I was between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, opposite the Tower of London. I'd expected to see gulls, but the cormorants were out in force. The weather was reasonably bright for December.

I've added three shots taken on 12th January 2009. The quality is poor but they show cormorant struggling to swallow what is probably a flounder. These shots were again taken at Tower Bridge.

An additinoal sequence taken on 4th February 2009 shows a cormorant battling with an eel, and in one shot with another cormorant which has grabbed its neck. I've included a so-so shot of a cormorant flying over Tower Bridge to give more of a sense of location. This is all in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world.

All the December shots were taken with the Canon EOS 40D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS. The January shots, in poor light, were taken with the EF70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens. I reverted to the 100-400 for the February and April shots. All were hand-held, though I did use the walls along the edge of the Thames for support.

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