Mar 222018
 

At this time of year there are many birds setting up territories, nesting and some are already feeding their young.   It is a good time to remind all bird and wildlife watchers and photographers of the Code of Conduct relating to our birds and wildlife in the UK.   Particular attention should be paid to the section on the Law, where disturbing a bird at or near the nest is a criminal offence.

It is often easy to find yourself near a nest site for example, walking along a path, you stop to look at something and birds start alarming nearby.   It is your responsibility to move away from the area as quickly and quietly as possible.   Full details with some helpful field skill points can be found on the two links below via the rspb and bto websites.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/birdwatching/the-birdwatchers-code/

https://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/u10/downloads/taking-part/health/bwc.pdf

Thank you, and enjoy the coming season.

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