Thursday, 2 January 2014

Disgusted Of Tunbridge

drake Shoveler - Titchwell, March 2009 

Sir
I note with concern that there is ample evidence that birds from Romania and Bulgaria are already visiting our fair shores. Bird ringing recoveries demonstrate, beyond any doubt, that poor birds flood in to Britain from Eastern Europe in search of an easier life. These ecological migrants, as we should call them, are even now, mixing with our own British birds with no known consequences.

Ducks are some of the worst culprits, with Bulgarian or Romanian Mallard, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard and Tufted Duck all potentially sitting on a lake near you at this very moment.  Something should be done about it.

Lapwings, Black-headed Gulls, and even Starlings visiting your garden, may also reach us at this time of year from these distant, and I think rather sinister, Balkan haunts.

These birds may look identical to us, and have similar needs, urges and feelings, and they may mix unnoticed in our avian community (some misguided and ill-educated folk may regard them as just the same as us), but they are foreign and obviously represent an insidious threat to our British way of life.

Surely it is time that Theresa May reinforced our border security.

Yours splutteringly

Colonel Lagopus l. scotica

This piece was shamelessly plagarised ftom HERE