‘The scale is hard to grasp’: avian flu wreaks devastation on seabirds
Dozens of coastal sites in the UK closed to the public as H5N1 continues to sweep through wild bird populations across the world. Aquarter of Europe’s breeding seabirds spend spring in the UK, turning our coastline into a giant maternity unit. These noisy outcrops usually stink of bird poo. However, this year has been different.