Collective nouns for birds are fascinating. I had to do a little research to discover that what you see below is known as a ‘flight of cormorants’. More than 200 birds in total, they were spotted last evening having a rest from fishing, on the shoreline at Cairn Curran.
As I watched the flock disappear into the distance a single Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos flew swiftly overhead. This species is a bit of a ‘lone ranger’, although you will sometimes see it in mixed flocks with other cormorants on Cairn Curran.