|Lesser Black-backed Gull, defending it territory|
Predation is the main reason for the decline, Fox and Badgers being the culprits. But other factors enter the equation , one being that the local land fill has been closed, and this brought to an end a good sauce of food.
Last year it was decided to put an electric fence round the 2 main nesting areas, and this met with a good deal of success, and over a thousand chicks fledged, these where the first to do so in many many years.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|Herring Gull on nest|
|Herring Gull nest at the side of the track.|
|Again Herring Gull on nest|
|At great distance !!! Ring Plover|
|Also at great distance, Little Tern, there was about 20 or so flying up and down the beach.|
Linking to Stewart at Wild bird Wednesday http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.co.uk/