Thank you Elfyn for your generous and highly perceptive observations!
Alas, we appear to have self appointed Ayatollah's everywhere these days even in the so called conservation world.
To cheer you up, early this morning, two beautiful whooper swans, announcing themselves with whooper music, appearing suddenly then quickly vanishing into the mizzle murk as they returned westward into the Ynys Hir reserve. On passage there was a near mid-air collision with a pair of greylags vectoring on an identical course but in the opposite direction!
May the force be with you always!