OMG! How fantastic! Great photo, well done! Jean in USA
That's incredible M. Guess there's no disputing ownership of this pier. What a sight.
Thanks Paul I couldn't work out what the birds were, perhaps you may know. I know you help h with identification.
Hi M, Apparently this is a colony of Auckland Shags (Phalacrocorax colensoi). They're a type of cormorant native to New Zealand.
Thanks Paul. That makes for a much better title for the photo, LOL! I wonder what Auckland Shags were doing in the South Island at Oamaru?
Hello x7y7, Thanks for your comments.
Yes, love the title M.That's why I carefully said 'apparently', I'm not sure if my source was completely correct about that sub species; they don't look like migratory birds do they? seem quite content owning that pier and never leaving. But shags they are, and that's a great name :-)
marbiz These birds must move off during the winter we called in here in June hoping to catch up with some penquins but alas there was not a bird in sight. BTW the spelling of Oamaru is not quite right seems you have an extra M on the end. Chris
Thanks Chris, I knew that, but hadn't noticed, so now its fixed. Cheers. M
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Photo taken in South Hill, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Misplaced? Suggest new location