There are two active petitions to Parliament which might be of interest to Surrey Bird Club members:
Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Ruth Tingay (Wild Justice) want the opening of the Woodcock shooting season to be pushed back to 1 December. 160,000 Woodcock are shot for fun across the UK whilst their population is declining. The Defra Secretary of State has powers to vary the shooting season.
Deadline: 25 January 2023
Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds
Swifts have declined … Read more