Morrisons staff cordon off parking to protect nesting seagull

Supermarket staff have put up barriers and cordoned off eight parking spaces - to protect a seagull
-Credit: (Image: © SWNS)


Supermarket workers have cordoned off eight parking spaces to safeguard a nesting seagull. The bird has made its home at the base of a tree in the car park of Morrisons in Liskeard, Cornwall, and is currently sitting on its eggs.

To ensure its safety, staff have surrounded the gull with barriers and sealed off a significant portion of the car park. After seeking advice from the RSPCA, the supermarket was instructed to create a safe space for the bird to prevent any disturbance.

Though sometimes a nuisance, under UK law, all wild birds, their eggs and nests are protected and it is illegal to damage or destroy a nest while it's in use or under construction.

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The RSPCA also warned that the gull could potentially become aggressive and pose a risk to customers if it feels threatened. A spokesperson for Morrisons confirmed that they had contacted the RSPCA for guidance and were advised to cordon off an area to avoid disturbing the bird.

They are protected by UK law, though are often annoying to both locals and visitors to the coastline in pinching everything from ice cream to pasties. Some of the birds even developed a taste for the finer things in life in Padstow recently and began pinching sirloin steak from restaurant patron' plates.

A cordon has been put around a nesting seagull at the base of a tree in Morrisons car park, Liskeard, Cornwall
A cordon has been put around a nesting seagull at the base of a tree in Morrisons car park, Liskeard, Cornwall -Credit:© SWNS