Most of us fish for sport. We go out on weekends, throw in a line and hope for the best. Some of us own boats and use these to our advantage to increase our recreational catches.
Birds on the other hand fish out of necessity. If they don’t catch fish, they won’t survive. This is the main reason why they are so good at what they do … catching fish.
Like anything in life, the more you practice, the better you get at it. So what can fishermen learn from seabirds?
The pecking order
The pecking order is where this chain reaction starts. Seabirds such as terns, pelicans, seagulls, cormorants and gannets go after the bait fish and so do the predatory fish. This is the reason that when you find birds, your chances of finding fish vastly improve.