Saturday, June 03, 2006

Plane stupid!

Not much to report today, just for a change! 6 Canada Geese flew N over the Forth, no doubt heading for the Beauly Firth, a brood of 4 Moorhens on one of the ponds and two fledged Stonechats.

Of more concern however is a proposal to build an airstrip less than 4 miles east of the Reserve, which is internationally important as a roost site for Pink-footed Geese in the autumn. The actual site is in the heart of their main feeding area. Overflying private planes and microlites already cause a fair bit of disturbance to birds using the site - this will undoubtedly increase if this airstrip goes ahead. Unfortunately, the "boys with toys" who use these facilities tend not to respect no fly zones. If this bothers you (and I hope it does!), check out the proposal on the link below, and express your concerns to the planning authorities.

The planning ref no is : 06/00328/FUL.

Let's get this nonsense stopped....

End of lecture!


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