It’s not surprising ancient myths tell of cormorants bearing mysterious messages. With silky black wings glistening in the sunshine; long, lean necks raised towards the sky; they exude an air of royalty and otherworldliness. One’s fantasy begins to weave tales.
Some believe if a cormorant visits your home, it’s carrying with it a message from a loved one that has already passed to the world beyond.
In the Norwegian folktale, The Cormorants of Utrøst, a fishermen spies three of these creatures in the eye of a storm, and soon after finds safety on a mysterious island called Utrøst.
What tales will the cormorants tell this year?