Here is a photo that I shot yesterday on my hike through the Schellbruch Area. It’s a great black cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) also known as great cormorant, black cormorant, large cormorant and black shag. It’s quite easy to find them here in and around Lübeck close to the Baltic Sea. I found them in and around several towns and villages in our federal state Schleswig-Holstein. If there is water, there is a good chance you will find cormorants. They like to be close to the sea, or you find them at rivers or even at the ponds in the city. They pause at one position for a long time, either alone. I like them, like all other birds.