Webb, L, Harpum, J, Prato, E. S. D, Wassink, A, Last, A. J, Trout, N, Quinn, A, Fisher, D. J, Fairbank, R. J, King, B & Walsh, T. A / July 1980 – vol. 73, issue 7, pp 310–316 Cormorant perching on electricity cable Various gulls (Laridae) and terns (Sternidae) have been noted perching on wire (Brit. Birds 72: 343-344) following the statement by W. G. Harvey (Brit. Birds 70: 545-546) that he could find no reference to web-footed birds perching on wires for protracted periods. At 08.45 GMT on 16th April 1978, I noticed two Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo perched on the... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.