Giving gulls the bird saves wetland

"It was supposed to be a hotbed for bird diversity. But not long after being created in 2012, the Clayton South wetland was afflicted with a serious bout of gull glut.

More than 7500 argumentative silver gulls descended on Namatjira Park Wetlands to drink and bathe by day, scaring off the native birds. Residents, increasingly annoyed by the squabbling noise and bird droppings, started lodging complaints with the park's authority, Melbourne Water."

Read the full story/see the video and photographs on The Age website.

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