Shags on a rock at Hinsby Beach. May 2010.
These fellows are the dreaded Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), also known as the Black-faced Shag. As you can see, it is a medium-sized member of the cormorant family. Noticeably, its upperparts, including facial skin and bill, are black, with white underpants. It is endemic to coastal regions of southern Australia, and
Shag, shag, shag, shag, shag, shag and shag. May 2010.