Roving Reporter | "Progress!..." by Cissy Beasley via Save the Skimmers Group

"A Black Skimmer parent protects its chick from
menacing Laughing Gulls, at Rockport Beach Park
during the 2014 nesting season."
Photo by Cissy Beasley
"Progress! Today (2/18/15) I heard from David Newstead, the Director of Bird Conservation with Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.

There was a "don't feed the gulls" flyer which was printed and distributed in 2013 to Rockport Beach Park visitors. David sent it to me, and I am revising it to include a message regarding the harm done by humans by getting too close and scaring the birds off their nests, thus exposing eggs and chicks to predation.

I believe most people would change their behavior if they thought it was doing harm...at least we all have that hope!

Stand by for more updates on the flyer, and thank you for your interest in helping the Skimmers!" - Cissy Beasley, Facebook Group Organizer

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