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.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Birds of prey brought in to tackle Gwynedd town's seagull problem


A hawk and falcon will visit Ysgol Eifion Wyn and Glaslyn leisure centre in Porthmadog

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18:26, 20 FEB 2018

Patrols have been introduced at a Gwynedd school to tackle unwelcome visitors who made pupils’ lives a misery.

Over the next few months, a falcon and a hawk will visit Ysgol Eifion Wyn and the nearby Glaslyn leisure centre in Porthmadog to drive away seagulls, after they caused a nuisance last year .

The gulls were nesting on the leisure centre roof and, as some chicks had fallen onto the school yard, the adult birds were swooping on people and worrying children, staff and parents.

Today, John Evans of Anglesey Hawking was at the school with his birds of prey to keep the seagulls at bay.

Cllr Dafydd Meurig, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Gulls are an everyday sight around the Gwynedd coast and can cause real concern to residents.


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