These are my favourite birds – maybe along with starlings, but they always seem to be alone, which is why this group of 6 seem so startling – all lined up on their concrete – what are they? podiums? Like dudes in tuxedoes, they don’t care who’s watching them posing.
I love the different poses and the fact that they all seem to be ignoring each other. I think I discovered why they’re so often alone – one did a big projectile poo into the water. Here they are again
I also love the moorhen in the foreground, sort of a cormorant waiting promotion.
On my return most had left, so the remaining pair could relax a little. Less competition for who’s being the coolest?