Hides could do more

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

Iam rel­a­tively new to bird­ing but I must say that I agree with the com­ments in the July is­sue of Bird Watch­ing mag­a­zine (Grumpy Old Birder col­umn) that hide fa­cil­i­ties do not ac­com­mo­date dif­fer­ent peo­ple. I am not very tall and I have mo­bil­ity dif­fi­cul­ties and it is not al­ways pos­si­ble to get a de­cent view from the win­dows of hides be­cause the win­dows are too high. So, I usu­ally get a splen­did view of the wooden sills that sur­round them and the chairs can’t be ad­justed – some­times the chairs are too near the win­dows and so don’t ac­com­mo­date walk­ing sticks or stiff lower limbs, and the ledges don’t come out far enough and don’t give any sup­port for older peo­ple who may have slight prob­lems with tremors in their arms and hands, like my­self. Christine Gould­ing

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