Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Little Bustard: the plot thickens....

It has been announced by the RSPB  today that the Blofield Little Bustard was shot, rather than run down by a car.

This is absolutely dreadful, but not too surprising, given the amount of game & rough shooting around the mid-Yare region. But what a loss to local - and county - birders: an unrepeatable patch-tick snatched away by a careless hunter.

What with this and the Grimes Graves Short-toed Eagle, it's getting hard to add to a life-list in Norfolk these days!

Photo: RSPB

1 comment:

Faerie Son said...

Given some hunters' accuracy, or general attitude, we should be grateful that this wasn't perhaps a small child.