Sunday, April 19, 2015

Black-tailed Godwits in a disappearing environment

increasingly hemmed in by industrial developments and destruction of everything natural along the south bank of the Humber in the inexorable and futile pursuit of economic growth this flock of Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits are clinging on but what will be left when they return in the autumn? in my short birding career I have seen the Killingholme and East Halton Marsh go from a superb birding area to a mass of concrete and metal with the last vestiges currently being destroyed by ABLE with the agreement of the worst government we have ever had in Britain; a site with every European designation will be destroyed and 8000 Black-tailed Godwits will suffer along with numerous other waders, wildfowl and passerines but that's progress or so we are told --

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