Bird Watching (UK) - - 30 Years Of Birdwatching -

The rise and rise of the Mediter­ranean Gull has been al­most as amaz­ing as that of the Lit­tle Egret, though less well known. Thirty years ago there were a max­i­mum of about 10 pairs in the UK, at south coast sites. By the late 1990s there were more than 50 pairs at 24 or so sites. Now we have more than 600 breed­ing pairs and three times that num­ber win­ter­ing. In­cred­i­ble.

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