Have a look at Mark Avery's blog here to read about the government's u turn on their outrageous proposal to carry out research in to the most effective ways to control Buzzard numbers. Well done to everyone who voiced an opinion, shouted loudly, contacted their MP, publicised it via their blog or signed the online petition!
Have a read of Phil's blog here to read a piece that was in the Daily Telegraph yesterday. One of the conclusions you can draw from this article is what a tosser Tim Bonner of the Countryside Alliance is. The usual verbal diarrhoea was spouted from his lips; Buzzards affect songbirds and townies and city dwellers don't understand the countryside - yawn, yawn, yawn! As I said before, what a tosser!
On a more positive note I have some nest boxes to check tomorrow and hopefully some Pied Flycatcher chicks to ring, so I'm looking forward to that.
Another dark day - Other than about 30 minutes of brightness around 1400 hrs the rest of the day was dark and wet so a quick check on the water at Ogden was like night time b...
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