Friday, 16 July 2010

Cuts to come!

Lapwing. Brian Rafferty.

Suffering as much as any other farmland breeder - and more than most - the Lapwing may be subject to an even greater threat and decline if government cuts go ahead. Please read on....

No birding today but an excellent opportunity - void of it becoming a political platform - to draw attention to visitors of Birds2blog of the fact that the government of this country are busy sharpening their scissors in order to make cuts to many areas including ones which will affect the future of our wildlife leaving our children and future generations without the benefits and joys of what we have today including mine and your main interest the birds.

Please consider taking a look at the message from the RSPB which explains everything using the link below and signing the petition. At the foot of the first page you see and read you'll see a yellow 'What can I do' box, clicking on the box you will then see another blue box at the top right hand side of the page as a link to ask you to sign the letter.

If you are reading this then I really do appreciate your interest in Birds2blog which I am desperately trying to keep up to date. I hope you will continue to keep looking in and thank you for that, also many thanks to BR for the photograph of the Lapwing. 

The RSPB: Don't cut the countryside!


Warren Baker said...

Signed up pete, along with almost a quarter of a million others!

Pete Woodruff said...

Yes its looking good Warren and thanks for your interest.

Phil said...

The Lapwing is in a perilous postion Pete, and no more so than in our own area. A beautiful bird that we neglect at our own loss.

Pete Woodruff said...

Spot on Phil and thanks for your comment.

I can't bear to visit places like Cockersands - which is like a magnet to me - when the breeding season gets underway, always coincides with 'farmers in fields with machinery'....Ah well, if we demand row upon row of breakfast cereals and such at supermarkets that's the way its going to be.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Done! Lapwings were the birds of my childhood loads of them nested in our fields and on the pld fashioned tractors you'd spot the nests and steer clear, sadly not so in the giant machinery of today's farms.



Pete Woodruff said...

Another excellent comment Dave....I'm beginning to enjoy this for all the wrong reasons.

Thanks again Dave.

Anonymous said...

Thats why it was so important to vote Labour at the last election - anyone who didnt vote either labour or a wasted green vote (in the circumstances - look what happened in lancaster) and yet 'supports' this petition is nothing more than a hypocrite. Unfortunately far too many people followed the advice of their daily newspaper along with a significant (in the circumstances) minority who couldnt bring themselves to "vote for a scotsman". Preliminary research shows that the latter may have made the difference between a Lab/lib coalition and what we are left with - Tories and poodles.

Of course I fully support what you are doing Pete

Pete Marsh

Pete Woodruff said...

Another thank you here Pete, and although I did say....'void of it becoming a political platform'....I must say the entire working class of this country will bitterly regret putting these people in power, but we'll stick with the petition and saving our wildlife if we can please.

Anonymous said...

Very difficult, I think, Pete to avoid politics on this one - it is a political issue just as much as a petition to stop a particular state school crumbling away without renovation can be related to a decision based on ill-conceived anti-state school ideology made by the mind-bogglingly incompetent Gove. I'll keep off this thread now!


Pete Woodruff said...

Comments noted and much appreciated once again Pete.

You may well wish to 'keep off this thread now' but please don't keep off Birds2blog all together as I often get disappointed at the lack of comments, excluding my 'regulars' of course.