Posted: 9 October 2013
A little after 11:40 this morning and once again I saw the Cormorant. I say "the" cormorant, but I can't really say that I know it's been the same one that has visited the lake each time over the last week or so.
It was sunny again and this time I spotted the bird perched on the balustrade of the bridge to the island. I dashed upstairs to the bed room to get my camera. This was the first time I managed to photograph the bird in a pose that showed that a cormorant is not black all over, so I was pleased about that, at least.
I do begin to speculate whether it is going to become a permanent feature of the lake over the winter. While it has only made very fleeting visits, a bit like the swans that seem to come and go, it does make you wonder if this could be the start of something longer term.