A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

Cheeky Cormorant.

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.

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Would say he was a little forward even a bit cheeky in demanding his fish.

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Cormorants haven’t a loud call, more a croak but quite an insistent one when he puts his mind to it.

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He managed two days of feeding alongside the Varuna, getting his fill of pout,

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grabbing the fish,

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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

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in for most of the way across the Sound.

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He was not as agile as the gulls as he could not swoop down on the fish so lost out on those ones.

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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.

Comments on: "Cheeky Cormorant." (4)

  1. think you should adopt the cormorant and call her Connie?

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      I don’t think any loyalty is involved and they go where the next meal will be, know a Connie so maybe not that name!!

  2. Those are fabulous photos of the bird in flight. It must have been a wonderful experience to have their company, even if they were a bit persistent.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Cheers, the cormorant gave me some time to judge her/his flight by doing the same flight three or four times so eventually was ready for the fly past.

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