I'm assuming these people are after the eggs. Despite it being illegal, there still some selfish fanatics out there only interested in their absurd habit of collecting eggs.
It reminds me of my childhood in the 1970s. I met this other boy on our street who said he had something to show me. We went to his home where, under his bed, he kept a large box filled with bird egg, all nestled in cotton wool. He was so proud of his collection but I never saw the point in it. Then, he produced an egg that he'd taken from a nest that day and demonstrated 'blowing' it. I just shrugged and went off to play football with some of the other kids. Utterly pointless in my opinion.
I don't know if it was illegal back then but, if it was, I was too young to know about such things. I wouldn't hesitate to call the police on anybody who showed me an egg collection today.
I believe fishermen were the reason they were wiped out in the UK in the first place. The nerve of those birds having the audacity to eat fish...how dare they. And as for those seals, who do they think they are eating all our fish........It was destroyed after only one egg was laid. The coverage I've read tends to suggest fishermen as the ones with the most likely perceived grievance against the birds.
I've been wondering whether wrapping sheet metal around the wooden posts to above head height and really solidly nailing it in would stop a chain saw. Or indeed lots of screws, screwed in and the head damaged to stop them being unscrewed. It is hard to think of something effective that could be put into place during the nesting season without upsetting the occupants of the nest.
Agreed. Pigs are nice.Unbelievable, pig-ignorant morons.
On second thoughts, apologies to all pigs. They should never be compared to lifeforms much lower than them in the intelligence scale.