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Aberafan Seagull Rescue

Aberafan Seagull Rescue

Date: 29 June 2022 | By: aberafan

Once again, the staff at Aberafan Shopping came to the rescue this time a baby seagull had been separated from its nest.
Chris Morgan MBE the Centre Manager and Service Manager Lee Dunkley noticed the seagull commotion with a large, agitated flock
flying above the stricken gull chick whilst carrying out a roof survey. There were more than 30 seagulls territorially protecting their young.
The baby gull was carefully removed from a confined space and placed gently onto an open area, shortly after, making it back to
the nest and siblings.

Seagulls are classed as migratory and therefore are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
This makes it illegal to pursue, hunt, kill or sell gulls as well as being against the law to disturb, destroy or move any active seagull nest.
Aberafan Shopping Centre protect the nests throughout the nesting period and halt all work at this time to ensure the nesting is not disrupted.


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Port Talbot,
SA13 1PB

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