Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Scarecrow Mannequin Hampshire Avon

mannequin man - 24/01/2020, published 24/01/2020 (updated 29/01/2020)

This was an unusual assignment

Substituted for a mannequin that's pretending to be a human that's helping to humanely keep the cormorants away from angling fish stocks.

The angling trust have these scarecrow mannequins dotted around the country to simulate a human presence, but the cormorants are clever birds, and after a while, when they've deduced that there is no threat, they become acclimated to the mannequins and ignore them.

I was there to initially pretend to be one of the scarecrow mannequins, and then move so that the the cormorants would become wary again, and it seemed to work. The cormorants kept their distance and a couple circled around me, having a good look.

mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: Mannequin man taking the place of one of the many mannequins used by the Angling Trust to humanely combat the problem of Cormorants devastating fishing stocks by providing a simulated human presence for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: The mannequin just a couple of months ago, slightly faded clothing but still scaring off the cormorants  for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: The mannequin has been out over two years and recently due to high river levels, has been up to his neck in water, hence his sorry state. for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon
mannequin-man performming as a Living Mannequin: mannequin redressed in a new set of orange hi-vis clothing, ready to scare off the cormorants again for Angling Trust on 24/01/2020
Angling Trust Cormorant Scaring Mannequin Hampshire Avon

See my blog entry My day as a cormorant scaring mannequin on the Hampshire Avon for the Angling Trust

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