Cormorants at Beachmere

For reasons that are probably healthy, a large flock of Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) has moved into Beachmere's shores.
Anecdotally, too, there seems more pelicans about.
Let's keep these birds happy in their fly in AirBnB.
Keep your distance. Keep dogs on leash. Take care with your fishing gear hooks and line.

Foraging Little Black Cormorants may occur in flocks of hundreds or possibly thousands, which sometimes feed co-operatively. They have been recorded surrounding schools of fish in open water, and forming a line across marine inlets to catch fish washed out on ebbing tides. Flocks advance across the water’s surface, with birds flying ahead from the rear, alighting and diving in front of the feeding flock.
It catches prey underwater, by diving and swimming using its large, fully webbed feet for propulsion. It has special nictitating membranes that cover and protect the eyes underwater. As their feathers are not waterproof, cormorants are regularly seen perched with their wings outstretched to dry after fishing.