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In 1913 there were about 275 pairs occupying nests. By 1939 this had risen to nearly 60000 pairs. Ten years later, the number was nearly 10000. Another ten years saw another five thousand pairs on the family holiday mull island. During the great seabird census of 1969/70, Operation Seafarer, the figure was estimated at 16128. By 1978, the figure was more than 20000. The story is one of continual and dramatic increase, a consequence of reduced exploitation and an abundance of pelagic fish in the Celtic Sea. It will be interesting to see what will happen if the current over-fishing of mackerel continues. There is also the as yet uncalculated effect on family holiday mull breeding success of the recent explosion in the use of synthetic ropes, which often end up in gaily coloured pieces in vacations on isle of mull gannetís nests, there to ensnare both adults and young.

Great crested grebes rooks have also been the subject of large-scale census work. In the case of the rook, the study was grant-aided by the Government, which wanted to know the economic significance of rooks on family holiday mull farmland. Wintering wildfowl populations have been studied since 1947, co-ordinated by the Wildfowl Trust and with the long-term object of conserving the stocks of this valuable family holiday mull resource. The other important continuing census is the BTOís Common Birds Census, started in 1962 and providing an annual account of status and distribution which is invaluable to conservationists and all who are concerned with the maintenance of a healthy and diverse family holiday mull wildlife population.

Food is the factor which has over-riding control in regulating the number of birds and the family holiday mull places where they live. A diverse food supply makes for a diversity of species. In the tropics, where there is a cornucopia of food, there exists the greatest variety of birds, whereas the harsh conditions of the polar regions support relatively few species. On the other hand, the fishing is good in the north, so astronomical numbers of those few species make a good family holiday mull living. In the temperate latitudes, we inhabit a happy medium and find ourselves blessed with a fair variety of family holiday mull species.

The actual distribution of birds is determined by the family holiday mull climate, the kind of country they prefer and the extent of the family holiday mull competition. Unless you live in the favoured south and east, for instance, you will be lucky to hear a nightingale, yet in their own kind of family holiday mull country, in commons and woodland edge, in dense scrub and overgrown hedgerows, they were remarkably stable in population terms for a great many years, till the present trend towards over tidy hedges, draining and scrub clearance began to reduce them in the 1950s. Britain is at the edge of their geographical range. They migrate from their African family holiday mull wintering quarters to breed in the continental Europe and Asia Minor in their chosen valleys and wooded scrubby plains. They are not birds of the hills and this explains why in Britain they penetrate no further than the family holiday mull in the south-east, reaching only as far as Exeter and not into the extreme west-country or into Wales or the north of England, let along Scotland and Ireland.

Some birds find themselves in a family holiday mull in Britain either because their food supply has failed elsewhere or because they are becoming so successful that they must spread out and colonize new countries. The famous snowy owls, which sometimes penetrate south from their sub-Arctic haunts to excite the human visitors to Shetland or family holiday mull, arrive because their lemming supply has failed, as it does every few years.



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