I would like to know more about why licences were granted and I can understand the need to kill some birds in certain circumstances, such as birds in food preparation areas where it is impossible to get them out, but can't understand how something like a golden plover or moorhen is likely to be a problem.
I could see any bird even in sight of an airport becoming subject to a licence.
Well I hate to say it but did I not say there will be a time when the only places left to see wildlife will be in our own gardens, that is if (climate change does not pass the point of no return first,) but it comes to no surprise that natural England or is it “Unnatural England” should decide what should live and what should die in their latest decision, now where have I heard that one before in fact it all seems quite odd, something nasty in the woodshed as I like to say.
Funnily enough I was also under the impression that conservation was a very good thing but apparently not, it which case I should stop doing so and advise all others to stop doing so too.
Now the following is quite interesting too when it comes to their reasons given for taking these actions, – preserving air safety, serious damage to agriculture and protecting “Public Health,” now that last one is really interesting is it not dear reader, because we all remember the last time the so called “EXPERTS” decided to protect agriculture therefor pubic health - the “PESTICIDE” era in which much wildlife died, say no more.
It is also interesting to note Mark Avery thought some of the decisions “seemed odd” too (see first link.)
Thanks for the links, Alan. The reasons given in the first link suggest that just about any medium or large birds might be subject to a licence on the grounds of air safety and any small bird on health grounds.
No problem Dave, I found the comments in the first link interesting, oh I should also say Mark Avery’s comments are in the second link and not the first, (an engaging man having spoken to at our meetings, he being the main speaker. I should also say “there are” other alternatives to preserve air safety rather than culling.