A RETURN visit yesterday evening to Cleethorpes coastal nature reserve was not enjoyable.
More "habitat management " has been undertaken by North East Lincolnshire Council's maintenance team - the site has been given a right haircut!
Much wildlife will have been devastated, but not carrion crows and magpies - they were having a field day on whatever creatures had been exposed by the extensive mowing regime.
I submitted a letter of protest to the Grimsby Telegraph - wonder if they will publish it.
PAUCITY OF PLOVERS
WHERE have all the golden plover gone?
In most years, they are plentiful from August onwards - both on inland fields and at coastal sites such as the saltmarsh off Cleethorpes leisure centre.
But in my experience this autumn , numbers have been well down.
That's regrettable - I love their darting, acrobatic flight and evocative call note.
Also in sort supply this autumn - lapwings.