What do seagulls make their nests from?


"It's surprising what you find in nests associated with gull colonies”, says Contract Manager David Harry. "The nest will be added to each year if not removed, become quite substantial and can easily block drains”.

Here's a list of items found in nests this year:

The ones you would expect:

  • Seaweed
  • Straw
  • Grass
  • Moss
  • Leaves
  • Twigs

The more unusual:

  • Pine cones
  • Cable ties
  • Plastic drink stirrers
  • Plastic drink lids
  • Pipe insulation
  • Chicken bones
  • Beef vertebrae
  • Plastic bags
  • Mussel shells
  • Wire
  • Syringes

As you can imagine, these items can play havoc with rooftop drainage systems and air conditioning equipment so part of our service is to completely remove all debris to help prevent problems in the future.

Contact us today if you need help to clear up a blockage caused by nest debris.

Published 10th September 2013

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