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Thursday, 15 November 2007

BlackBacked Gulls

BlackBacked Gulls there is the lesser and greater BlackBacked Gull, you can find these birds inland mostly through the winter time around large lakes and lagoons. You can also see them around landfill sites looking for scraps of food. Sadly the BlackBacked Gulls are declining in numbers which may be the result of over fished sea's. Even though they come inland during winter times they would much prefer to be on coastline when it comes to breeding, so lack of there natural food fish to feed there chicks may explain there lack of numbers. If we can bring a normal balance back to fish stocks which I think we are doing slowly there numbers will increase again.

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