"We were joined by the team from NBC Environment, who introduced the children to the birds of prey they use to deter herring gulls
during the licensed herring gull
egg and nest removal programme they have been carrying out on our behalf.
"A recently fledged herring gull
could have come into conflict with a dog and the gull's parents would have defended it," he said.
are a protected species and as such North Wales Police and the RSPCA are treating the incident as a crime and are asking the public for helping tracking down the culprit or culprits.
When gull nests and eggs are being removed it should be done with an expert present as it is extremely difficult to distinguish between the nests, eggs or downy chicks of herring gulls
and lesser black backed gulls.
Then this herring gull
appeared with a langoustine in its mouth - showing our Scottish gulls are a little on the posh side and showing the variety of good food in the Hebridean waters."
THEY are an endangered species - yet herring gulls
are deliberately attacked by people who believe they are pests.
In the 1970s, the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) created the Great Lakes Herring Gull
Monitoring Program (GLHGMP).
numbers reported in schools have been steadily increasing and this year reached the top 20 at No.17.
Large White-Headed Gulls are typically long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 49 years recorded for the Herring Gull
AN IMAGE of a herring gull
braving the "power, chaos and intensity" of the sea has won the top prize at this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards, it was announced today.
Along with the cuckoo, other well-known birds including the lapwing, yellow wagtail and herring gull
have been added to the list of those most in need of conservation action.
He added: "It's a well-known phenomenon across Europe and it would appear the Herring gull
is beginning to nest on roof tops.