Thursday, 15 January 2015

Date for the diary


That's the day the people of Malta get to vote on ending or continuing with the annual spring hunt.
The spring hunt currently allows the hunters (estimated at over 11,000 people) to hunt kill thousands of Quail and Turtle Dove as they pass over the island on migration.

Let's hope the rest of the island finds the strength to vote for the ban with the government promising that a negative vote would stop the shooting and save tens of thousands of birds being killed this spring.

You never know we may even get to see of few survivors making it all the way to our Island where they'll be greeted by the camera and not the gun, not that we don't have a few lessons to learn ourselves, did somebody say Hen Harrier!

Anyway fingers crossed for the vote and here's to a decent weekend of birding ahead.

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