I‘ve been watching the Bird Feeder webcam at The Lodge and there are 3 children carrying on trying to bang the camera with wood and also trying to bring birdfeeders crashing down onto the ground. It is quite disturbing.
There where another two young children playing about with the BirdFeeders and trying to move the camera webcam again this afternoon. It always happens when the schools are off or at weekends and there doesn’t appear to be any parents to control the young children. It makes me wonder why the RSPB have the camera so low to the ground at The Lodge reserve.
Just noticed a few seconds ago another small child playing on with the bird-feeders. Luckily I just saw at least one of the parents take the child in hand. It always happens during the school holidays.
The camera is back in action. Thanks for the report, but please appreciate we only have a very small team on site, and it was a very busy Bank Holiday weekend.
I hope that’s all it is Wendy.
They could well be local children there without parental control Ian! That's up to the Lodge staff to sort out!
A few times over the past few years, young children have managed to move the webcam cameras direction at The Lodge, so you can’t see any of the BirdFeeders at all and I’ve normally sent an email and that’s normally been rectified quite quickly. But you would think parents who are visiting a bird and wildlife reserve would at least teach there children some respect of the Countryside and wildlife and then manage to stop enjoyment for others.
Hopefully they will keep closer watch after they see the vid Ian, might even be able to recognise the perpetrators!
Yes there where similar problems with the 3 children on the webcam yesterday. It’s really quite shocking.
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It beats me why they have the camera so low down it can be tampered with by kids, especially if they are not going to keep an eye on it.
Wendy make the video private so others can't see it until you hear from the Lodge email@example.com just send them the link.
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