Bristol Council is another example of how Ersatz Fake Seagull egg’s can prove to be a solid long term investment.
Historically Bristol has had few seagulls populating its City areas, however by 2010 they were reported to be an increasing number of pairs of breeding seagulls in the densely populated urban areas. 2010 saw numbers increase to around 2,495, a figure which has increasingly caused havoc amongst residence and shoppers alike in this popular City.
With warnings from experts that the seagull population could increase dramatically by up to 20% per year the Council decided to take evasive action. Since 2013 the Council have been actively using Ersatz plastic sea gull eggs to decrease the population. By simply replacing the egg with an artificial one the Council claim they have been able to halt the progression in breeding numbers.
Latest stats show how successful the campaign has been, with the most recent figures indicating a seagull population of 2,367 breeding pairs. The council replace around 1000 eggs per year and are expecting numbers to continue to decrease.