I saw on the local news Look Eastthat Norfolk County Council had put up fencong on the cliffs due to erosion. The sand martin's had come back to Bacton in Cromer & eventually the council along with the RSPB took some of the netting down.
Hopefully they will take the rest of the netting down
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I saw that Chris Packham was also backing the sand martin's. It is on th BBC website.
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Hi Pete, I think the main concern was birds getting trapped in or behind the netting so they have removed some of it on advice from RSPB but I think lower sections are still in place to prevent further erosion. They were hoping the birds would just move further up the coast.
It showed on our local news on Sat that the nets have been removed from the top 2/3rds of the cliffs by Fri evening and the sand martins have returned to their nests
They started using the burrows again almost as soon as the nets were down, this lady was the main reason the story got out and made the council backtrack. twitter.com/.../1118062842568167424
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