No one seems to have said anything much about the actual footage from the
BBC, and the story behind it.
I am amazed at the attemt to breed shorebirds, and especially those
incredible SB SP's.
But, these birds normally hatch in an environment where they feed
themselves, grow, and then migrate countless miles to their winter quarters
in S.E Asia. They know where to go and when, and eventually return to their
places of origin to take their turn at breeding.
Pure instinct, is it not?
So, HOW in the world will they "react" in a foreign environment, where, I
assume, they are to be kept indefinitely??? Won't that urge to migrate play
a role in their behaviour??? These are not birds suited to captivity, as
indeed nor are other wader/shorebirds. I just find it hard to imagine how
this will all pan out....!??! Anyone else as baffled as I am?? Answers??
Gee, wouldn't we all just love to see some sort of secure future for these
and other, threatened shorebirds. That is why it is so important to protect
the environs they require in the flyways, why such huge efforts are made to
lobby governments and organisations to participate. Without the natural
habitats surviving, a bleak future, if any, is in store for these
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