After watching various programs I get a little bit wound up.
Why are various species in decline?
Well when I was a kid we didn't have mink or otters. But we had water voles lots of coots moorhens and a good stock of fish and eels. A stretch of river I shoot use to have the banks full of coot and moorhens. Now very rare.
We didn't have sparrowhawk, buzzard, magpie, badger and crows to the number we have now.
Do these wildlife experts not realise that with more predators eating wildlife and raiding nests that this is a large part of the problem?
I await being slated. I'm not saying shoot/ trap protected species. But the various species that are on the increase can't help.