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Monday, April 03, 2006

NEWS: Checking out the birds

Apart from hanging out the odd packet of nuts for the birds in winter I have not taken much notice of our feathered friends. I guess you could say that I took them for granted. Well it seems like I won't be able to do that for much longer.

I was saddened to learn that many of Britain's birds are in a steep decline with some bird numbers down by 70% over the last 20 years. One particular species is down 25% in just FOUR YEARS! mainly due to climate change and the change to our landscape.

Whilst I wish I could do something immediate to make a positive change (& atone for my being woefully unaware) - I cannot. There is no quick fix - the climate is continuing to decline and negatively affect migration and breeding patterns. However if anyone can help me find a UK campaign or organisation to at least attempt to replant some of our hedgerows etc I would be grateful for the opportunity to promote it. Or any other advice for us all to make a small impact onto this, as we have all contributed to the problem.

Won't somebody think of the birds, not to mention the Food chain?

Editor's note: Check out the National Hedgelaying Society Becky @

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At 5:24 PM, Anonymous joeturner said...

Hedgelaying is great - why not go and do it yourself with your local BTCV?


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