“TODAY And YET ANOTHER TWO SONGBIRDS KILLED In My Garden” ‘BY FOREVER MORE’ – THE RSPB – ‘Sparrowhawks’ –
One – A HEDGE SPARROW ‘WHOSE NUMBERS ARE AT BREAKING POINT’ AND THE OTHER – A MINUTE BLUE-TIT – News: 2010 December 19th.
‘It’s Time To Have The Sparrowhawk Taken Off The Protected Birds List.’
Although its maybe a striking bird to look at. I for one would not miss it. Give me a garden full of song birds any day. The RSPB say we should not interfere with nature.
But they are doing just that by reintroducing birds of prey – I think I read that they are going to release Red Kites into parts of England because it was once part of our landscape. Well so was the bear and lion. Etc!!
Oh just one more thing, make the wearing of a collar and with added bells compulsory at all times for cats that are let out by their owners.
- David Trawnin, Halesowen
Songbirds-Slaughter: Red Kites – View - 10 British Charities Have 2008 – ‘‘£35-Billion Held In Reserve 2008…!’ – NOTHING - “To SAVE British GARDEN SONGBIRDS?”
Photos: 1 of 5 Dead Baby Blackbirds. Catastrophically All killed by ‘ONE’ Magpie… –
Ayn Rand – “Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background -
Man survives by adjusting his background to himself.”
‘Banish This US Import’ – News: 2010 December 22nd
I did not see the original article on species non-native to Britain but I don’t agree with Animal Aids F Pereira and her views on grey-squirrels (Metro Mon).
Perhaps Red Squirrels were persecuted and their numbers reduced in the 18th and 19th centuries but the fact remains the biggest threat to our native Reds today is - The grey-squirrel! Greys are the US import and as such they are pests. They are larger and more aggressive than our Reds and will win out in competition for food and shelter.
‘Also as I’m sure Animal Aid knows but fails to mention grey-squirrels can carry a virus that they are immune to but which is deadly to Red Squirrels.’
I would endorse a grey-squirrel cull. In fact I would go as far as to say I would like to see every single grey-squirrel eradicated from Britain.
With a consequent return to a country populated only by our native Reds.
– Allen Sargeant, Tyne & Wear
Throughout history man has marvelled at these feats of navigation and is still unlocking the secret of how Songbirds such as swallows house martins swifts and others find their way alone or gathering together ready to take flight to find their way over such vast distances.
Birds can navigate in the daytime using the position of the sun which they can detect even on dull days by the polarisation of light filtered through the clouds.
‘They also have a sort of internal clock which enables them to compensate for the movement of the sun across the sky. At night they navigate by the stars and work out their compass position by the centre of rotation of the night sky close to the North Pole star.’
“Migration for many species is a twice yearly journey made over thousands of miles from a summer breeding area in which food is plentiful to a wintering ground and back again. The pattern of bird migration varies greatly between species.”
In summer some migratory birds may roam over larger areas in search of good feeding conditions though some may defend a winter feeding territory.
“NOW Is The Time To NOW Have Sparrowhawks Taken ‘OFF’ – The RSPB Protected birds List – EVER SINCE 1954…” THEY Are Killing Ever More – Our Sparrows AND Our Garden Songbirds !
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