In amongst the tooing and froing of being on the water and at the Inn over the last week, I had a wee companion with me for a couple of days.
Would say he was a little forward even a bit cheeky in demanding his fish.
Cormorants haven’t a loud call, more a croak but quite an insistent one when he puts his mind to it.
He managed two days of feeding alongside the Varuna, getting his fill of pout,
grabbing the fish,
diving down to swallow it out of reach of the gulls. On the way in on Friday he reckoned he did not have enough and followed me
in for most of the way across the Sound.
He was not as agile as the gulls as he could not swoop down on the fish so lost out on those ones.
They are good at grabbing the fish straight from the creels as they come up on the lines, diving down before they broach the surface.