As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 3 November 2013

East Devon District Council holds 'seagull summit'

A "seagull summit" has been held to help businesses and residents affected by the birds.

The gulls snatch food, nest on rooftops and are an "issue in pretty much every town", East Devon District Council (EDDC) has said.

Businesses and residents are being encouraged to put netting on their roofs and to discourage people from feeding the birds.

The RSPB said people had to "learn to live" with the gulls.

'Aggressive behaviour'
The council said the long hot summer has meant seagulls have been a "particular problem" across the whole district.

Councillor Tom Wright said: "During the summer we've had complaints about aggressive behaviour by seagulls.

No comments:

Post a Comment