We have approached the RSPB on numerous occasions for help and they very politely tell us to f##k off. I guess that is the sickest thing about all these problems. The conservation bodies quite simply do not lend any support to local birding groups- it is not in their remit apparantely. They reckon they have bigger fish to fry- what is bigger than the sum of all the local patches in the UK?
What is more important than an accessible inticate and connected network of bird reserves which covers the entire country and provides local access to birds for every UK citizen. What is more important than providing birds with a place in every community across the country?
I am sick of listening to RSPB shite. 'Bigger fish to fry'- a lot of them are in it for head lines, career moves, and the 'glamour'- hob nobbing with 'big names' in conservation.
Change starts on the front line- not in brown nosing conferences and talking shops. They should get their heads out of eachothers arseholes, wipe the shit from their eyes and start helping birders.