During the last couple of visits to the patch I've been greeted with the sight of a Cormorant on the main lake. Yes I know what you're thinking, what's so interesting about a Cormorant? Well generally speaking, over a year I'll only have a handful records on the patch. And none of these have really stuck around long! Usually only for a day, some for just a few days and even ones for a matter of hours. These visits are interspersed with the slightly more frequent - yet still unusual - fly overs. Last week I had both in one day... shocking.
As I'm sure you've gathered, where the park's concerned Cormorants are pretty exciting. So three records over two visits is borderline mega. Of course, it is possible, and highly probable that two were the same bird returning. Are they now going to be a regular sight on the patch? Who knows.
On a side note I'm off for a week in green old Ireland tomorrow, before returning there again in August for a further month. So a busy summer ahead!