Nesting birds 2011

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Until about the end of July this is the time when you have to be especially careful about potentially disturbing birds at their nests, or later on fledglings that are nearby and still dependent on their parents for food and hunting lessons. Climbers are mostly reliant on each other for info where the birds are this season. The MCofS is getting together a yearly rundown of the situation each year, and this should be out later this week hopefully. To do this we need reliable reports which we can then let you all know about through the website so you can plan your climbing trips. We need to know where there is a bird issue and where there is sometimes, but not this year. You will find the list of known possible issue locations on the second last page of http://www.mcofs.org.uk/assets/nesting%20birds%20&%20climbers%20with%20photos%20embedded%200710.pdf (apologies for the long address but wanted to give a direct link). Let us know at hebe(at)mcofs(dot)org(dot)uk. It’s all about us climbers getting out and having fun, but without the danger of getting into trouble with the police. If you want to know the legal details, check out the information on MCofS Advice or Access pages. Our access rights are dependent on conducting ourselves responsibly; taking responsibility for yourself, for the environment and respecting the interests of others. Have a great rock season and check back on the website through spring and early summer for info!

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