Is this a shag or a cormorant?

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Is this a shag or a cormorant?

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It's not something I've seen before.... It was behaving like a heron, just staring into space in the middle of a pond in a city park. It's short legged though...
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  • Hi Waxy I'm no expert but looking at the photo and where the bird was I should say it's a Cormorant.

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  • Hi Waxy I'm no expert but looking at the photo and where the bird was I should say it's a Cormorant.

    Welcome to the community.

  • It looks like a whiteish patch under the eye, I'd say its a cormorant

  • Shags never embraced the inland waterway lifestyle like this cormorant.

  • As said it looks like a Cormorant it is fairly rare to see Shags on inland waters.