"I have an appetite like a cormorant"
are medium to large sea-birds with dark plumage and hooked bills. They are voracious fish-eaters (up to 1 ½ pounds of fish a day!) that dive for their prey. Cormorants are widespread around the coasts and some inland lakes of Britain, and Lucy will have seen many of these birds at Whitby. Today cormorants can even be seen at lakes and rivers in and around London, with a nesting ground at Walthamstow reservoirs.