Number of urban seagulls in Britain nearly quadrupled last 15 years

Independent: The number of urban seagulls in the UK has nearly quadrupled in the past 15 years, according to research which challenges claims that gulls are becoming more aggressive and suggests a soaring population is to blame for the rise in bird attacks. Initial findings from the first census of urban gull numbers since 2000, seen by The Independent, shine a spotlight on the causes of the seaside crisis of the summer – as attacks on humans and pets rise. They show that the number of urban gull colonies......

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