Let­ter of the week Save our song­birds!

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

WE need more high-pro­file ar­ti­cles about the dras­tic de­cline of our song­birds (‘The si­lenc­ing of the birds’, Jan­uary 18). The loss of habi­tat in the UK is a mat­ter of as much con­cern lo­cally as the loss of the rain­for­est is of con­cern glob­ally. Here in Tees­dale, most of our hedgerows are bru­tally slashed ev­ery au­tumn, de­nud­ing them of all their berries and green­ery and de­priv­ing the bird pop­u­la­tion of sus­te­nance and shel­ter for the win­ter months. If this is of­fi­cial farming pol­icy en­cour­aged by grant aid, then I sug­gest it should be sub­ject to ur­gent re­view by gov­ern­ment. Belinda Goy­der, Co Durham

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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