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Original PaulE

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Went in search of the Great Grey Shrike today at Blackdown in West Sussex today after wandering about a bit, in which we saw Woodlark, Dartford Warbler and a few Stonechat we eventually found the target bird which showed ok, It's a very nice place but I fear the number of dog walkers, none of which had their dogs on leads will severely limit the breeding success of the ground nesting birds, loads of dogs in and out of the heather and gorse with owners oblivious, despite the signs about both the birds and the cows that are grazing the site! Not sure what the National Trust can do about it to be honest, the signs are quite small, maybe some massive brightly coloured ones in the carparks could make a difference, although my experience with dog walkers would suggest it wouldn't. I no longer bother tackling people in this situation after some hostile confrontations in the past, I generally just blank them now!!
few more pics on the blog at the link.
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I agree with your sentiment, but it’s not just dog walkers. I saw someone today go right past a large sign with a figure in a red circle with a red line through and the words “Wildlife only. Conservation Area. Do not enter.” They crashed through the undergrowth and back then shot a dirty look at a family, walking carefully on the track, but their baby was crying. Oh the irony!!
 
I agree with your sentiment, but it’s not just dog walkers. I saw someone today go right past a large sign with a figure in a red circle with a red line through and the words “Wildlife only. Conservation Area. Do not enter.” They crashed through the undergrowth and back then shot a dirty look at a family, walking carefully on the track, but their baby was crying. Oh the irony!!
To be fair perhaps half the dog walkers had their dogs under control, though off the lead, but many were just running about everywhere, just seems so many of them recently, everywhere you go!!
 
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