A call from a friend alerted me yesterday to the presence of huge numbers of Cape Cormorants on the rocks at Platbank, Hermanus. I rushed down and was blown away by the literally thousands of birds that had gathered on the rocky shoreline! It was a really amazing sight and one that will always be remembered, especially since this is not a normal roosting spot for them. Presumably they had been feeding and were resting up before their next foray into the ocean. I searched for other species amongst them, but to no avail – they were all Cape Cormorants!