Writing soon after the turn of the century in Nature in Eastern Norfolk, Arthur Patterson considered the cormorant as ‘rather rare’.
The double-crested cormorant is a black bird with a long neck, long bill, hooked on the end, and long tail.
Although it is widely regarded as a coastal and sea bird, the cormorant can now be found in ever-increasing numbers at lakes and gravel pits in Britain.
This hypothesis is supported by correlative and experimental evidence from various species such as kittiwakes, cormorants , house wrens, cliff swallows, and collared flycatchers.
The sky is busy with gulls and the exposed sands and stones are playgrounds to coastal waders, including oyster catchers, cormorants and sandpipers.
They are preyed on by herons, cormorants , kingfishers, goosanders, large trout and eels.
The lines of supporting buoys have been adopted by cormorants , gulls, guillemots, eider ducks, oystercatchers and even the odd heron.
Avian swimmers such as penguins and puffins and ducks and cormorants , as well as sea turtles and other water-dwelling reptiles, must also come up for air.
Brandt's Cormorants, like other cormorants , are colonial nesters.
Ducks, coots, teals, terns, gulls, cormorants , waders, egrets, plovers and herons are some of the birds that assemble here.