A very simple message.... please do not throw away your plastic carrier bags. Reuse and Recycle otherwise this is something that you will encounter from time to time anywhere. It is distressing and potentially fatal for the bird as it causes drag and prevents proper flying, can fill with water when the bird is on the river, cuts off circulation to the legs and makes them an easier predator target.
Dreadful, I saw one with a bag attached to it at Rainham last winter.
Also the latest blog isn't refreshing itself again! Still says Sea Slaters for the latest!