Cormorant spotted in Round Pond at Christchurch Park

AcCormorant flies near the Round Pond in Christchurch Park.

AcCormorant flies near the Round Pond in Christchurch Park.

A cormorant was spotted diving in to the water in the Round Pond at Christchurch Park in Ipswich today.

AcCormorant flies near the Round Pond in Christchurch Park.

AcCormorant flies near the Round Pond in Christchurch Park.

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said the “natural predator” – an aquatic bird – has regularly been seen in the area of the Wilderness Pond but not at the Round Pond.

He also said there were no carp fishes for the cormorant to target in the Round Pond.

He added: “It is one of many species which visit the park. We have had no complaints or reports but we will monitor the situation tomorrow.”