10 Ten Downing Street - Has two new official residents – a pair of kestrels.
The birds of prey have made a nest in the guttering of Gordon Browns home and due to their protected status they cannot be evicted.
Since their arrival the prime ministers garden – which once rang to birdsong – is said to have gone – Deathly quite.
‘The birds know not to hang around when there is a predator like that around.’
An insider said. Watch the kestrels at Metro … !
Photos: Cirl Bunting
“Declined rapidly to just ‘118′ pairs in 1989.” Adversarial Cirl Bunting Ugh! UK. – Yet again another and then yet another… ‘Dead.’
Charming Spectacular Treasured Cirl Bunting nests on ground within dense hedgerow blackthorn bramble gorse or any available scrub.
‘Declined rapidly to just 118 pairs in 1989…′
“Extermination.” WHY ? ‘Shy quite little Cirl Bunting.’ Feathers many coloured varied hues with black head and yellow stripes. ‘Singing songs of a rattling trill.’
Adversarial Cirl Bunting Britain ? Ugh Groan. Yet ever again another – Soon to be Extinct ‘DEAD’ – red list !
‘Magpie’: Latin meaning – “An appetite for substances unfit as food. Eating anything.” Perfect reference – For killer magpies.
Magpies rarely ‘eat’ that which they KILL - Razor sharp beak Razor sharp claws – Weighing little.
MAGPIES: ARE JUST A–KILLING MACHINE OF – ALL OF ‘OUR’ – ‘SONGBIRDS!’
Predation ‘killing’ is tragically a major problem for Songbirds in Britain. Throughout the world. Predators such as crows, magpies, falcons, sparrow-hawks.
Grey-squirrel Infestations –
‘All hawks cats jays herring-gulls red-kites owls woodpeckers badgers rats, fox; Etc.’ – The list seems endless from photographic proof.
Doug Coupland – “Songbirds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.”
‘The magpie on the other hand, is an omnivorous opportunist capable of wiping out local populations of songbirds.’ Then turning to other resources such as dog litter takeaway food leftovers, etc.
This bird does not depend on songbirds for its own survival, as the sparrowhawk does but takes advantage of them when it can as it lives to kill.
‘It is a ‘pest’ listed species and therefore exempted from protection.’ –
“Therefore if you have a major Magpie problem in your neighbourhood it is open to you to observe and take action.”
‘In good natural habitat the numbers of small birds and sparrowhawks must maintain a balance otherwise the natural system would not persist.’
The nature of the balance that is achieved depends on the quality of the habitat.
To avoid predation small birds sparrows songbirds need cover such as hedgerows, bramble, scrub and copses. These are continually under treat in modern landscapes.
In London people have told us of the recent loss of suitable habitat in the parks, particularly Regents Park, Hyde Park.
BTO ‘2000’ January: – Which has prevented all Songbirds and Sparrows from avoiding their past ‘natural’ predators.
Not as well as they used to…
Cirl Bunting – “Declined Rapidly to Just 118 Pairs In 1989” – ‘Predation Britain !’ Yet Ever Death For ‘our’ UK Songbirds – “Extermination!” Then Question – ‘WHY.’ Our… RSPB ?
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