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Many reasons for decline of birds

Sir, I write regarding unaccountable omissions in the article titled ‘Care needed around nests during breeding season’ (The Oban Times, April 13).

We, the public, it seems, needed ‘reminding’ about the vulnerability of birds’ nests in spring. According to Andy Turner, of Scottish Natural Heritage, and Ian Francis of the RSPB, tree felling, building work, hedge trimming, blocking holes in houses and so on should be postponed until after the end of the nesting season (date?) because ‘many of our garden bird species are declining’.

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