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Cormorants along our Sussex Coast

a bird sitting on top of a body of water

Cormorants are a type of water bird that is found in many parts of the world, especially along our coast here in Sussex. They are known for their long, slender necks and powerful flying abilities. These birds are also known for their large wingspan, which can reach up to 6 feet in length. Cormorants can be seen near bodies of water, such as oceans, lakes, and rivers. We tend to see them perched on the cliffs with their wings held out drying their feathers off. They are fascinating to spot through our binoculars onboard.

 

a close up of a large rock

Cormorants are carnivorous birds and feed primarily on fish. They are known to dive underwater and catch their food with their beaks. Cormorants use their webbed feet to help them swim and move underwater. They also have unique feathers that are waterproof, helping them to stay warm and dry even when they are underwater.

Cormorants are also known for their social behaviour. They are usually seen in large groups and can often be seen resting on rocks or on branches of trees. They are also known to mate for life and form strong bonds with their mates.

Cormorants are important to the environment because they help keep fish populations in check. They also provide food for other animals, such as hawks and eagles.

Overall, cormorants are an interesting and important species that have adapted to many different habitats around the world and we absolutely love watching them along our coast. Book your Seven Sisters boat trip now and witness these fantastic birds up close. a wooden boat in a body of watera person standing in front of water

 

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