Seagull Moves In To Playground
Pupils at Millom Infant School, Cumbria, have been barred from entering their school playground after a seagull made a nest in it. After previous experiences with aggressive sea birds, staff at the school declared the area out of bounds. The nesting area has now been fenced off so that the birds may raise any young without fear of harm, after the staff called the RSPB who informed them that sea gulls are protected birds. A spokeswoman for the RSPB said: 'All nesting birds are protected by law and some do pick weird and wonderful places to nest.
'A playground might not be the obvious choice but we have heard of birds under car bonnets and on Ministry of Defence tanks so they can't use them.
'It's lovely to hear the school sought advice and haven't disturbed it.
'Hopefully the children can learn from it and track the progress - they will get to see some lovely fluffy seagull chicks.
'We'd urge everybody to keep their eyes open for nesting birds and hopefully everyone would be as considerate as the school.'