Pied Cormorant – I watched this beautiful bird closely for 30 mins. Eventually, it caught this large fish in the middle of a popular beach swimming area. The time from surfacing to swallowing was about 10 seconds only! It then put on a show of wing-flapping in the water. Not sure whether this was to help with swallowing, a “dance”, or to dry its wings before taking off again, which it did, just skimming the rail of the jetty. The second sequence shows a Pied Cormorant catching and restraining a Leatherjacket by the spike on its head, from which there was no escape. Photo series taken near Mosman, Sydney.