The particular problem on Kingsdown beach is the litter which sounds a bit 'Sunday Express' but in fact illustrates the plight of our resident fulmars that feed on scraps floating on the sea; those scraps increasingly consist of bits of plastic, which are found in appalling quantities in their digestive systems.
The north-easterly wind has swept large quantities of rubbish onto the beach, and the plastic can be clearly seen, mainly as bottles which quickly break up into small digestible pieces.
This Saturday (19th September) there will be another beach clean by locals in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society and Seafrance (details here).
When the world's problems are too great, start small and start local. Hey, that's not bad!
Seventh year great black-backed gull (my contribution to Dylan's gull post today)Meanwhile, a bemused wood pigeon reckons it's spring. With robins, chiffchaffs and other birds starting to sing again at this time of year, you can understand its confusion.