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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:22 am

Black nets were put in place to keep migrating birds away from cliffs in Norfolk
Nets were erected so a project to combat coastal erosion could be carried out
Campaigners called out the netting as birds were left blocked from their nests
North Norfolk District Council said it would take down part of the netting

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6903473/Sand-Martins-returning-Africa-nests-blocked-netting.html
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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:49 am

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Post by JulesV on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 am

Awww I so love the nonplussed looks on the birds' faces. Smile  
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:51 pm

"Nonplussed looks on birds..." i love the images you paint with words, Jules. Laughing

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Post by JulesV on Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 pm

Why, thank you, OQ! xx

Wolfie is always the maestro when it comes to painting  imagery with words, that's why I was laffing so much in his thread. And you're not too shabby yerself! 

(a kumbaya moment can't be far off lol)

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:10 pm

I'm amazed that they have been getting away with it.

So far as I am aware, the 1981 UK Wildlife and Countryside Act not only forbids the killing of and injury to certain species of birds (including sand martins) ; it also precludes destroying, interfering with or preventing parental access to nests during the breeding season which, in the case of swallows and sand martins, begins on their arrival in the UK in spring.
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Post by 'Wolfie on Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:13 am

Idea

Sounds like another local council where those morons in power keep on giving jobs to their otherwise unemployable fuckwit cousins and nephews...

Who then go on to do whatever idiotic and illegal stupidity they think they can get away with..

That council should be sacked, and those responsible jailed as a warning to other backwoods 'hicksville' councils.

Won't happen, of course -- crooked politicians, corrupt councilors, local bad business operators always look after their own first..

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Post by nicko on Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:30 am

You got that right Wolfie !
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