Egg oiling costs £20 an egg

Seagull chicks are now hatching

Seagull chicks are now hatching

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This year’s ‘oiling of the eggs’ in the Eyemouth and Coldingham areas resulted in a total of 47 nests being inspected and the oiling of 108 eggs.

The exercise is carried out an effort to try and keep the local seagull colony down to an acceptable level.

The whole exercise cost £2,200; working out at a cost of £20.37 pence per egg.

 

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