(1) The double-crested cormorant is a black bird with a long neck, long bill, hooked on the end, and long tail.(2) 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.(3) Writing soon after the turn of the century in Nature in Eastern Norfolk, Arthur Patterson considered the cormorant as ├ö├ç├┐rather rare├ö├ç├û.(4) One practice entails tethering cormorants by the neck, pulling them back to the boat after they successfully procure fish, then extracting the fish from the bird.(5) Various kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants and gulls are common birds found here.(6) The lines of supporting buoys have been adopted by cormorants , gulls, guillemots, eider ducks, oystercatchers and even the odd heron.(7) This hypothesis is supported by correlative and experimental evidence from various species such as kittiwakes, cormorants , house wrens, cliff swallows, and collared flycatchers.(8) They are preyed on by herons, cormorants , kingfishers, goosanders, large trout and eels.(9) Seabirds like pelicans, penguins, and cormorants are highly vulnerable to oil, which can cover their feathers with a gluelike substance that can immobilize the animals.(10) Ducks, coots, teals, terns, gulls, cormorants , waders, egrets, plovers and herons are some of the birds that assemble here.(11) Some anhingids breed in colonies alongside cormorants or herons.(12) The sky is busy with gulls and the exposed sands and stones are playgrounds to coastal waders, including oyster catchers, cormorants and sandpipers.(13) The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.(14) We were extremely fortunate that the cormorants were in breeding plumage.(15) We had seen guillemots, gannets, razorbills, puffins and cormorants by the time we reached the first of the four shipwrecks we would dive over this weekend.(16) Around the rocky shores sea birds such as gulls, terns, cormorants , gannets and puffins nested in the cliffs and dunes.