A local council will partially remove netting on cliffs set up with the intention of preventing migrating sand martins from nesting. North Norfolk District Council placed the material over more than one kilometre of cliffs at Bacton, around 20 miles north of Great Yarmouth earlier this week. The authority’s intention was to prevent the birds from setting up homes in the sandy banks, in a bid to safeguard homes and a nearby gas terminal from coastal erosion. It says it took advice from Natural England and the RSPB before embarking on the project. But the netting has caused outrage among conservationists, with video appearing online of birds becoming entangled in the nets.
Source: UK Council forced to remove 1km of netting set up to prevent birds nesting in cliffs