Far from the Sea, Urban Seagulls Terrorise Skies
BRITAINS POPULATION of urban seagulls, the source of increasing complaints about dirt, health threats, noise and attacks on people, is now rising so fast that it may reach one million birds by 2020 if concerted action is not taken to manage the problem.
The national population is likely to be "substantially over 100,000 pairs" or 200,000 individuals, according to the leading expert on urban gulls, Peter Rock, an adviser to a string of councils in the South-west which are blighted by the urban gull invasion, among them Bristol, Bath and Gloucester.
The Government, however, has long claimed that there are only about 30,000 pairs - and has just turned down funding for …
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Publication information: Article title: Far from the Sea, Urban Seagulls Terrorise Skies. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 28, 2010. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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