I wonder if many people realise that there is a far more menacing nest robber at large causing widespread havoc among the colonies of seabirds on offshore islands: mink.
Mink are not indigenous and are here purely as a result of escapees from mink farms. They have spread throughout the country and found a niche in which they have no natural predators. They tend to prey on waterside habitats and are causing a lot of damage.
There should be a concerted effort led by national organisations such as the RSPB to reduce if not eradicate these vermin.
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