Studies in grey

It was a grey old day on the lowest spring tide day at Flat Rock, Ballina, last weekend. But – nudibranchs! (More on them later)

Andrew took these shots of seabirds – a pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) and a little black cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) among the crested terns (Thalasseus bergii).

Crested terns

Crested terns


Pied cormorant (back); little black cormorant (front)


little-black-cormorant_2little-black-cormorantThese are all common birds, but pleasant to observe nevertheless.