6 COR­MORANT

Bird Watching (UK) - - Destination London -

King­fish­ers dwell on the tribu­taries and back­wa­ters of the Thames. How­ever, many species utilise the mighty river it­self, and for good rea­son. The Thames now sup­ports more than 125 species of fish. A bird found in high num­bers on the Thames is the Cor­morant. Div­ing down tens of me­tres and util­is­ing an elas­tic throat, these pur­suit fish­ing birds can catch and eat some huge fish, in­clud­ing eel and Floun­der. Cor­morants can be reg­u­larly seen swim­ming past the Houses of Par­lia­ment and are one of the birds most at home in the cen­tre of the city.

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