The Cormorant Water Bird.
This water bird is a very unique and beautiful bird that is often found in coastal towns and small seaside villages. The birds do not like large cities or busy areas due to the fact that their mating season is very long and the requirements for food procurement and hunting are extremely drawn-out. The bird is large in nature and can present challenges when trying to deter due to the very size and dexterity in which they are able to fly and swim.
This type of bird does not hunt or gather in large numbers but is a bird of an individual nature which hunts for food and spends most of its life on its own. You will never see large colonies of these birds or in fact you’ll never see these birds with more than two other birds nearby. They are very territorial and stay to a refined area of about 1 1/2 km which they live, hunt, and breed.
The birds often catch fish and can be seen to kill their prey on the bows or pushpits of boats or docks and jetties leaving a really big mess . In the process of doing this they can often leave leftovers for other birds such as seagulls to later land on and continue to the party on your property!!
These birds do not like to sit in the middle of boats, fore decks, pontoons, jetties, patios. They only like to sit on the edge so that they can easily jump into the water and swim away. Although these birds can fly they generally do not fly for more than 15 to 20 m at one particular time. For this reason the birds stick to very refined areas on-board boats or floating docks as they need quick water access to escape.
These preferred areas are close to the edge of boats or docks so that they can quickly escape, they are high up with good vantage points so they can see any potential threats or danger approaching. It is therefore relatively easy to defend against these birds since that only sit or perch in certain areas on-board boats such as the bow, the pull or pushpits, Marina dock edges, marina piles, walkways. You will never see this bird walk along more than 2 m from where it has perched or jumped out of the water.
The lucky news is here, these birds are pretty easy to deter with simple bird inhibitors to make it uncomfortable or threatening for them to perch in the very narrow places they tend to perch whilst eating their prey.
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