|To:||"'Sandy Cash Jr'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>|
|Subject:||Question about Little Tern colony vandalism - "Sand Dogs"|
|From:||"Bruce Roubin" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 15 Jan 2004 21:25:59 +1100|
This specific phenonemon of vandalism was not invented in Oz, as unfortunately it mimics similar behaviour in the UK.
BBC news on June 6, 2002 reported that vandals wrecked the largest colony of little terns in the UK.
Electric fences protecting the site on the Norfolk coast (Great Yarmouth North Denes beach) were ripped out of the ground, nests were wrecked and eggs smashed in the overnight attack.
The rampage sent the little terns, among the rarest breeding sea birds, scattering at the height of the breeding season.
Two thirds of the 90 nests were destroyed in the attack which a spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of birds said maust be malicious.
As the vandals struck, more than 300 little terns took flight, leaving about 25 birds on the ground.
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