Written byRay Collier
THERE are always reports coming out about birds – mainly associated with doom and gloom and their decline.
These include ones that we have been used to in some numbers such as the starlings and the lapwings.
After all, the starlings are around in huge numbers as the media keeps showing us, with the birds’ amazing roosts.
The lapwing used to breed in almost every field and their spring flight display was always something to look forward to.
With all the doom and gloom one tends to just accept it as though there is nothing we can do about it.
However, the latest report for 2013 should snap us out of this, especially as one newspaper headline said "Scotland’s favourite birds are in freefall".