Town centre car park gull chicks hatch
Ashford has some cute new residents after chicks were seen on the top of a town centre car park.
Last month we reported how motorists had been warned not to disturb nesting herring gulls on the upper floor of the council-run space in Edinburgh Road, Ashford. Council workers set up cones and put up warning signs around the birds, which could not be removed because they are a protected species.
Now it appears the eggs have hatched after baby gulls were captured on camera by our photographer Paul Amos. It is believed two chicks have hatched.
Kentish Express wildlife expert Owen Leyshon, from the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership, advised people not to pick up any chicks as the parents will often be flying overhead nearby. He added that the best thing to do would be to leave them well alone.
A gull is raising its chicks in the Edinburgh Road car park
An adult gull watches over its young, below