Dave Cheetham (February)
Paddling on Plas y Brenin's Llyn Mymbyr this afternoon I spotted this unusual visitor to the mountain environment. IÃ¢Â.Â.m afraid the photo isnÃ¢Â.Â.t great but you can clearly tell that this chap is a cormorant.
Usually found in estuaries and the coastline, the cormorant is not a welcome sight for fishermen as Cormorants are master-anglers themselves. They eat mostly roach, and perch but rainbow or brown trout are considered a delicacy by this reptile-like predator. Cormorants are in direct competition with our own fishermen too as they have been known to take fish a large as 40cm in length.