Aggregations of Cape Cormorants in False Bay are not unusual events with hundreds and sometimes thousands of birds roosting along the sheltered boulder strewn shore line during westerly gale periods.

Cormorants in False Bay

Cormorants amassed in False Bay

The event depicted is one of the more unusual we have witnessed from our ‘Shearwater’ apartment overlooking False Bay, in that it constitutes a uniform single species collective ‘raft’ of several thousand cormorants roosting together in a fluctuating pattern, seemingly oblivious of the dinghy regatta going on around them!

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