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Reckless paragliders are disturbing birds in the harbour
Mon 23 Jun 2014

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Increasingly there are a number of low-flying paramotors flying low around the quay and in the harbour channel. This weekend one flew dangerously close to moored boats weaving in and out of the yachts on the quayside and virtually landed on one of the masts, they were also witnessed frightening a number of birds away from their nests.

Harbour Master, Robert Smith is keen to identify those involved in order to educate them and said ““What these people are doing is irresponsible and dangerous. Not only that the marshes and Outer Harbour berms are home to Schedule One breeding birds such as Little Terns and it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb these birds while they are nesting.” Other birds which nest in the area include Mediterranean Gulls, common terns, Arctic terns, oystercatchers and ringed plovers.

“It is not the intention to spoil anyone’s fun”, Robert said, “but we just want them to take more care. There are lots of fields and open spaces in Norfolk where they can do this, and they don’t need to do it over the marshes.”

If anyone has any information they can provide please contact us on harbouroffice@wellsharbour.co.uk or telephone 01328 711646

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