I went to Summer Leys nature reserve this morning. Got there nice and early, and quite a bit of mist over the water. From one of the hides I watched as a hell of a lot of Greylag Geese began to take off.
But the mornings visit was spoilt for me, by some shooting that was going on in a field adjacent to the reserve.
Yea, that’s right; two scumbags were shooting Canada Geese and Greylag Geese, as they flew from the reserve, over an adjacent field.
Now I know some people like hunting; that’s their prerogative, I choose not to like it. I hate it. And to witness it happening right next door to a nature reserve, was a bit much to stomach. Even the ‘hunters’ out there, must surely agree that that’s not right.
The field was ‘baited’ first, with some dead Greylag Geese, spiked on sticks, so they sat up; and a few wooden decoy Canada Geese.
Once the ‘bait’ is there, it’s just a matter of time before the unfortunate birds fly over. And if they don’t come too close, they can always be lured by the sound of other geese. Yea, these bastards stooped that low!
The next clip is of four unfortunate geese that got conned by sound. One didn’t survive. I missed the birds completely while filming, but the gunshots are very clear; and near!
The thud at the end, is of the poor bugger hitting the ground.
And the two ‘sportsmen’ collecting their prize.
I hope their testicles drop off.