Tag: seagulls

Swooping seagulls shut down UK school’s recess

June 27, 2017 By
A school in Porthmadog, Wales, shut down its playground during recess and break times due to European herring gulls (Larus argentatus) swooping at children. The primary school Ysgol Eifion Wyn is in “lockdown,” and parents fear having to pick up... Read more»
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European starling: Combatting largest pest bird species in US

September 12, 2016 By
In his play Henry IV, Part I, William Shakespeare glorified starlings for their ability to be taught the name of a person and repeat it over and over to the king. Believe it or not, Shakespeare is responsible for one... Read more»

Seagulls: Feathered Health Hazard

September 25, 2015 By
  Seagulls conjure images of lazy days at the beach, ocean waves and family picnics. Rarely do these seemingly harmless sea birds bring to mind serious health issues and antibiotic-resistant diseases. Yet nearly 90 percent of seagull feces contain Enterococcus,... Read more»
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