Decoy or "Ersatz" Seagull Eggs are commonly used in seagull control programmes throughout the UK and are suitable for use as a substitution for Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) or Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) .
Ersatz is a German word literally meaning substitute or replacement, in this case the Seagull adopts the egg as a substitute for its own, real egg thus preventing population growth.
Ersatz decoy seagull eggs are a popular alternative method to that of sterilizing real eggs in the nest, by either pricking or oiling the egg using Liquid Paraffin BP.
Decoy eggs are manufactured from durable plastic and can be used time and time again across many seasons.
The Ersatz eggs are made to look and weigh exactly the same as a real Herring Gull Egg, ensuring a high rate of acceptance.
The use of Ersatz Eggs as a substitute for Herring Gull & Black Backed Gull eggs must be effected in accordance with local wildlife protection legislation, check with your local legislator prior to use.