Great Cormorant, a blue-eyed, prehistoric-looking bird which dives for fish. Found almost globally, these ones were on the River Thames and the Regents Canal, both in central London.
The first word of the bird's scientific name, which sounds like a line from the pop hit "Zabadak" or something worse, means "bald raven".
Characteristic pose to dry feathers, Barnes, south London
One of several species of cormorant and related shag throughout the world, this one with its white neck plumes looks a little like the Brandt's Cormorant of North America but is a Great Cormorant in London.
Cormorants sometimes flock together in large numbers, -- here together with Herons who provide look-out duty from a higher vantage point
Looking somewhat like a Dodo (but able to fly)
Butterfly face? Who, me?