Glastonbury timing upsets the birdlife

June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/29/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 26, p12
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The article reports that the Glastonbury Festival was held at a crucial time in the breeding cycle of the farmland birds, according to Farmer and Countryside Restoration Trust chairman Robin Page. He said that many nests could have been disturbed by the invasion of people, noise and light resulting eggs and young to be deserted leaving it vulnerable to cold, starvation and predation. Page made a letter to the Avon and Somerset police indicating that he believed the festival has broken the Wildlife and Countryside Act.


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