The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trusts Corvid Research Project for which the songbird charity SongBird Survival is providing funding. This IS the ‘First-Ever’ experimental study examining the impact record numbers of the crow family are having on Songbird numbers.
2011 Fieldsports: Spring. Cash required for Corvid (Crow family) – New Research on Predation ‘killing’ -
Photo: 1 of 5 Dead baby blackbirds. Catastrophically All killed by ‘one’ Magpie April 2010!
View: Songbird ‘life’ London – Magpies ‘Again’ RSPB! ‘One’ Wiped us out Killing – 5 baby Blackbirds – “Every Year The Same!”
Over the last 40 years magpie numbers have increased by 94% and crows by 85%. Corvids are generalist feeders but it’s well known they kill the eggs
and nestlings of – ‘ALL our Songbirds!’
Gamekeepers farmers farm workers are a fraction in number of what they were 100 years ago so corvids (Crow family) have not and are not being controlled. Predation killing by them ‘Corvids’ has already been proved to have a serious impact on upland ground-nesting birds and waders but there has never been a fully experimental study on Songbirds Garden Birds predation numbers carried out in Britain.
“The effect this is having on songbirds has never been documented scientifically before but Skylark numbers have fallen by 65% Tree Sparrows by 93% House Sparrows by 90% and Corn Buntings down 90%.” ‘This is without including all the other Songbirds and their own declining numbers.’
Cont: Habitat loss is always blamed together with modern farming practices.
But certainly those with shooting interests have done much to improve the countryside with margins
strips and miles of hedgerows planted.
Predation is always ignored. Corvids are not the only predators – Cats grey squirrels and sparrow-hawks are also all at record levels numbers.
Research is urgently needed. The cost of the two year-study will be £88,000. Louise Baltesz an SBS member who is helping with fundraising adds: ‘Surely everyone would prefer to have songbirds in their gardens rather than magpies and crows.
‘Garden Songbirds eating all your garden insect bugs & pests helping with our own biodiversity.’
“Don’t underestimate the problem in the UK – we may end up without a dawn chorus.”
We should all give our support. ‘Check their website': http://www.songbird-survival.org.uk/make_adonation.html
2011 Fieldsports: Spring.
Songbirds-Slaughter: No ‘other’ one person or charity has ever carried out a genuine survey or research into -
The ‘Killing by predators of all our – Garden Songbirds.’ – To-date May 2011. Cont -
Photo: Blackbird female -
2010: BTO- ‘‘Huge falls have been recorded for our well loved” – British Blackbird!
Blackbirds a true – ‘All-year-round’ Garden Songbird with the greatest of songs. They nest in ivy low hedges bushes. So start planting to help increase their numbers.
Females creamy throat slightly streaked chest brown body who sing quietly.
Males deep black glossy plumage with striking yellow-gold bill and eye ring -
‘Singing on high like a welcome melodic ‘angel’ in your garden. Superb rich long high and low phrases of fluting endlessly varied ‘kisses’ and whistles.’
They mate for life. They – COULD – ‘Live’ 7+ years. If – “Given Help.” Re Magpies – Sparrowhawks – ‘Killing!’
Help Blackbirds: Compost. Add old fruit vegtable garden waste to a ground soil pile. They love to forage for slugs worms bugs beetles spiders, etc.
Eating up – ALL ‘our’- creepy crawlies. That we dont want!
Need: Berries cherries leave windfall pears apples. Feed mealworms fatty meat chips sausage bacon chicken grapes – ‘ALL moist and well chopped.’
We have to appreciate them – ‘Garden Songbirds‘ and their behaviour ever more. “Awe-inspiring mysterious even to our human understanding.”
– ‘The Twilight of ‘our’ Songbirds!’ - WHY? Piteously – ‘Threatened Endangered British Blackbird.’ Yes Extermination. From the human race!
Cont: To-date May 2011: “The RSPB has never discussed or ever admitted anything about the truth of predation! Or help in the past 5 years into ‘recent’ research on this.” Only giving out in the past – ‘critical denial!’…
To test seriously the predation theory regarding our drastic tragic – ‘Loss of Songbirds.’ To STOP the carnage were all daily witness by ‘Predation.’
Things just cannot go on as they are – ‘Songbirds Extermination…!’
“Nothing regarding ‘predation’ in the last 40 years has ever been looked into… Why NOT?”
“Garden Songbirds eating all your garden insects slugs bugs crawly insect pests.” Helping with our ‘own’ biodiversity. Songbirds Help US just – So MUCH!
What are ‘they’ RSPB afraid of finding out. Maybe truth of Now EXTINCT ‘Red-List’ Songbirds? Things just cannot go on as they are – For Songbirds.
‘WE’ CARE TOO MUCH ABOUT THEM!
‘Stopping Songbirds Extinction!’ – WHO IS? Tree Sparrows down 93% House Sparrows 90% Corn Buntings 90% – Skylark Numbers ‘Fallen’ 65% - DEAD!
ANSWER – ?
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