Andrew Groves on Wildlife
What has gone is a lot of the ground nesting birds now. We’ve got so many predators, you know.
When we were drilling spring corn, you know, you very often come across a lapwing ‘cos they’d only scuff out a hole in the ground and we used to drill round ‘em, sort of keep watch to see how many they … just out of interest, you know?
We were interested to see what happened, you know, and how they survived then I don’t know because they were out, no cover, nothing, just like bare as that table, just hook out a hole, probably sitting on three eggs and a stone.
‘Cos the stone just happened to be there, you know.
But they’re gone now, there’s nothing of that now, no grey partridge hardly ‘cos they’re under the same problem, you know