SO MANY PEOPLE
THEY ALL GO HAND IN HAND
HAND IN HAND THROUGH THEIR PARKLIFE
6th Nov. I was at the RSPB Local Group meeting tonight. It amuses me to note that rarely do speakers not turn up as planned, but when it does occasionally happen, it has been as far as I remember, RSPB staff speakers who don’t turn up! :-) At least a replacement was sent along and to be fair he gave a good if depressing presentation. Instead of the depressing news I was expecting specifically about Hen Harriers, we were treated to depressing news about raptors in general and the work of the RSPB investigation team. Will the sentencing of raptor persecutors ever be stiffened up? Will there ever be a political shift towards offering more protection to raptors? Well that remains to be seen, but I do know one thing. Progress is unlikely to take place without the work of the RSPB Investigations Team and many other people getting off their backsides and making a noise. I really don’t need a reminder of why I’m a member of the RSPB, but if I did, tonight’s talk would have been such a reminder!