Greetings From Geelong! a shag on a pier


In Australia – and for all I know, elsewhere also – cormorants are colloquially known as “shags”. Having some time to wander the waterfront in the port city of Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, I sat for a moment on this small pier and watched a shag dry its wings until some tourists (people like myself, I suppose) came along with their loudly-clicking cameras and frightened it off.

Formerly a working pier, the much longer Cunningham Pier (at left) is now dedicated to recreation, and boasts a restaurant and function centre.

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