Yorkshire water and Grouse shoots

  • Thanks for the link Alan, good news and not before time eh ?


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Some good news a pity the moors we survey on are not part of this agreement. It is not all as clear cut as it seems, back in the late 19th early 20th century when water companies bought land they were not able o purchase shooting and fishing rights. These rights are still in the hands of the shooting and fishing estates who will fight tooth and nail to keep them. I worked for Y W for 20 odd years and some of the managers tried hard to reduce the shooting but as usyal the money had the biggest clout. Still even small gains like this can only be good.


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can