This is getting ridiculous

Dry Rot

Livestock Farmer
The pioneers of Nature photography were the Kearton brothers. Richard and Cherry Kearton were brothers from Thwaite, Swaledale, born in 1862 and 1871 respectively. They became famous as pioneers of wildlife photography with images of birds' eggs and nests, and developed solutions to the problems of such photography, especially the use of hides. Their books are well worth reading if just to become aware of how things have changed. In one of the books, they lament the spread of the new steam railways. It was predicted that the steam engines would disturb the sky larks, stop them breeding, and they'd become extinct.

In fact, wildlife is often extremely resilient and if a sky lark's nest is destroyed, it will probably lay another clutch in a more suitable place.

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Seems a shame to destroy nesting birds , maize could of waited for a week or two.

If you read the article it says that the protesters were unable to point out any nests and the drivers said that they were willing to go around them if they saw them.
The astonishing bit about the article was the fact that the police evicted the protesters and banned them from returning for 3 months.
Seems a shame to destroy nesting birds , maize could of waited for a week or two.
You can't destroy something that wasn't there! Several quotes say no evidence of any nests were seen, so no difference to them going home and mowing their lawn where no nest can be seen, I reckon as quoted they trespass to exercise their dogs their and don't want to lose the area.


And this just sums it up nicely, feckers need to go without food for a month

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...