Monday, 6 March 2017

Last week I chaired a meeting of the East Coast Seabird Network (ECSN) in Berwick upon Tweed. The group was set up last year as a way of sharing good (and bad) practice, ideas and population trends between various seabird colonies along the East Coast. It was a great meeting, covering topics as diverse as using lasers to discourage predatory gull species from nesting in tern colonies, to the use of drones in seabird monitoring. It was a great turn out too, with folk from as far afield as Yorkshire and the Firth of Forth, and a whole host of different organisations. Pictured is Keith Clarkson, Site Manager at the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs giving us the low down on kittiwake population trends on his reserve (which are holding steady compared with the major declines we have been seeing up further north). Really interesting and inspiring stuff! Liza.

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