We really got lucky during our week in Mallorca back in October and spotted a charismatic cormorant carrying out his habitual seaside behaviours before our very eyes. We watched, transfixed, for a good fifteen minutes both amused and endeared by his wing-drying exploits!
Two beady blue eyes poking up from the sea wall
Boomerang wings flicking fickle drops of seawater from your feathered front
You curious white-speckled bellied bird
blissfully unaffected by our human habit of staring and snapping scenery!
Stood there stoically with your two autumn-leaf flippers
and your fabulously fluffy head
Your beaky bravado might just have made our day!