As I was on trains much of Friday there was little real chance to ‘go wild’. But I could at least stare out the window and wonder at what really is our most common bird…As you whizz past the agricultural land that still occupies around 75% of the UK, you form a picture of the types of birds that are resident here.
Obviously most of the smaller birds cannot be seen, but I am struck by the sheer abundance of both Crows and Wood Pigeons. As you pass huge open industrial scale farms, you see a similar scale of Carrion Crow and Wood Pigeon.
These farms encourage these huge numbers, unintentionally as they are potentially a real pest to the farmer. The odd predator is seen, but the balance is out and without the woods and hedgerows to encourage diversity, it’s a pattern and a monoculture that will only build.
My Day One post has now had pictures updated, so if you haven’t read it, or you want to see a few shots from Paris, head HERE.