This afternoon was a chance for Jeremy and me to do one of the regular wader counts we do on the island at this time of the year. It always gives a chance to mooch around parts of the island you don't get to very often ...and there is always something to see.
But also plenty of reminders of the lack of responsibility some people have for their waste. Below is a crisp packet washed up, beautifully folded up but then discarded. .
This gull chick was wedged in a gully surrounded by a mass of washed up plastic bottles. I released it.
One of the many balloons that we find on the island, the ribbons easily get tangled around birds legs and trap them.