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Old Monday 8th October 2007, 00:25   #1
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Post Farmland yields to major wetland (BBC News)

One of Europe's largest coastal wetland habitats is to be created on farmland at Wallasea Island in south-east Essex.

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Old Monday 8th October 2007, 17:13   #2
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Big piece on 'Farming Today' this morning on Radio 4 about it: v funny - NFU aren't happy about it at all, and even started having a go about RSPB endangering the red data passerines (Corn Bunts) already there!!
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- NFU aren't happy about it at all,
LOL Presumably one of their members sold it to the RSPB.
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Presumably one of their members sold it to the RSPB.
...and got a very good price for it before it flooded naturally.

The BBC report stated that Black-winged Stilts had never bred in the UK, obviously one of the deliberate mistakes which always go with bird reports in the media.
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Bit puzzled as to why the NFU are bothered at all, and since when did they really care about Corn Buntings?

I believe the proposed developments would result in a habitat twice the size of Lakenheath and look what was achieved there! Visionary.
If you get some interference there's a blitz on down here
Hope it won't stop the birds from doing their stuff
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