Sunday, March 04, 2012
Brian, It would seem that your thoughts on the habitat management at LCyd has raised some debate amongst the bloggers.I would hope that all our bloggers are members of the MWT. So seeeming that many are in agreement about this wanton destruction of habitat.Should'nt we be making these views known to the trust.and anyone worried about this issue should be writing or Emailing thier viewpoints to MWT.Loss of the habitat has for a few years been a concern of mine as i have noted the decline in winter residency by certain species (Snipe being one of them.) The reedbed in front of the hide does need completely different approach, and so to ensure a strong and vigorous area of reed it should be cut and cleaned regulary, with cleared reed being composted or burnt of site. For those interested have a look at the Sussex otter & river project. which is part of water for wildlife UK. And especially the part of there work that has attributed the loss fo certain species (Biterns and warblers) due to loss and bad management of reedbeds...May i then say again, to all you bloggers whatever your views. MAKE THEM KNOWN.