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The Private Life of the Herring Gull  (1972)

A round-the-year story of an island colony of gulls in the Bristol Channel.  The Herring gull (Larus argentatus) is one of the few species in nature that is undergoing its own population explosion (1972).  How have the numbers incresed?  Ought man to take action?  A sturdy yet graceful species, the Herring gull is one of the great successes of the bird world; some say it's too successful.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Cameraman: Maurice Tibbles
Director: Maurice Tibbles
Producer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Writer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall