Today I went up to the hide in Savages Spinney. It looks over the inlet where many birds take shelter. Looking south there is a small spit of land which juts out into the water from the western shore, right now it is a more extensive sand bank, revealed by the low level of the reservoir. Here the cormorants gather in considerable numbers. They love being together.
It’s too far away for a photo but I could see the birds quite well with some modest field glasses. Enough for some scribbly notes.
I made a slightly bigger sketch at home. I love the way sit with their wings outspread, preening or with heads titled skywards as if expecting something to happen. A few gulls had joined them.
The tiny sketches are not much more than squiggles and dots but you get the idea!
I am very fond of cormorants. :)