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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Two England Captains United Against The RSPB!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11635790/Two-England-captains-united-against-the-RSPB.html

2 comments:

  1. "Hen harriers are also sociable creatures who like to nest close to each other. If a gamekeeper has several nests of hen harriers, full of chicks, on his or her grouse moor, they will pay a heavy price in terms of grouse taken and killed. "...
    where did they get that bit of misinformation from....
    sociable?.... with a territory of some 40 to 80 square kilometres each.... sociable if you are a Scots Highlander or American/Australian Outbacker who are all happy to drive vast distances for a party....
    was he thinking, perchance, of the Red Kites???
    And, with the numbers that there are... poor things don't have the chance to be sociable...

    The whole arsetickle is a typical Torygraph rant...

    "our birds are just 'flying rats’.” ... well, yes, pigeon fanciers... they are...
    they breed them up and, in Leeds... being a low, working-class sort of a place...
    those "rats" descend on the nearby allotments....
    as a source of free grub and decimate the young plants!!
    We found that, when there was a Sparrowhawk pair breeding locally...
    the bloody pigeons stayed away! Good for us, that was!
    And, on one occasion, one of our plotholders found an exhausted racing pigeon on the site...
    he gave it food and water and... using the wing stamp, we managed to get in touch with the owner...
    the owner came to collect the bird... and in front of a group of us, including Pat who found it and rescued it... said "Thank you, we can't have birds like this flying around weakening our breeding stock".... and wrung its neck in front of us... Pat had just lost his wife!!
    His comment back to the bird's owner was delivered in broad Irish...
    "You bloody bastard!!"

    Yes, a typical Torygraph rant...

    Keep on keeping on,
    Tim

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  2. Someone called Chris posted this on the wrong post, so typing it in here for him:

    Thank you Penny for the You forgot about the birds link.I am sorry to say I find my self agreeing with what Sir Ian is saying.I find the RSPB has turned into one big cash cow. With a lot of hanger's on being paid big money.And one big niggle of mine what use is that magazine? for £36 a year Unless you need a stair lift or some nice stretch covers

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