Saturday, 30 April 2011

Nesting materials

As it happens with many birds, NBI gather nesting materials from the neighbourhoods and those available materials are sometimes rubbish. Thus, plastic bags and other refusal can be found inside the nests.

Occasionaly, some of those materials are fishing lines made of nylon, wich is a very longlife material.

Unfortunately, this choice has very dramatic consequences on the survival of chicks.

Every year some fledgings cannot filght and die of starvation or are even strangled

To avoid this situation, our wardens systematically recover fishing nets and lines around the colonies, they aware fishermen to dispose properly those materials but they also provide abundant safe nesting material close to the nesting sites.

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