Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Derbyshire Dales District Dippers Disturbed? Definitely

It's tough being a photographer these days. You might get shot, or get hassled, or get smoked.

So you'll probably decide to get away from it all, head out into nature and maybe take a few bird pictures. What could go wrong?


"Photographers' behaviour has been blamed for a fall in the survival rates of nesting dipper birds in the Derbyshire Peak District, prompting an appeal by conservationists.

'Unfortunately, disturbances at one or two of the key dipper sites has had a direct and negative impact on their nesting success in recent years,' said Phil Bowler, senior reserve manager at the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve."

1 comment:

Chris said...

Wow, this is very interesting. Thanks for the post.