Liver bird

Liver bird

The liver bird is the symbol of Liverpool, although as I learnt, it is not what the city is named after. The “liver” is pronounced like “fiver” (as in a £5 note) and is a mythical bird generally embodied in a cormorant. It’s most famous representations are the pair on top of the waterfront Royal Liver Building, where they are the height of a double-decker bus – one looks out to sea for sailors, and the other looks over the city to protect its citizens.

~ Spotted Cow

Liver bird at the Bluecoat gates

Royal Liver Building on the Liverpool skyline

Royal Liver Building in the rain