More than half a century since the Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Aug 2010
15,654
Welsh Marches
#11
There is certainly much better control on the use of chemicals in the UK. It is hard to know what effect that has had on bird populations, some have improved while others have gone the opposite way; birds of prey have got much commoner, including large one like kites and buzzards, while there are fewer finches and skylarks for instance.
 

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Dec 2015
4,305
Brassicaland
#13
There is certainly much better control on the use of chemicals in the UK. It is hard to know what effect that has had on bird populations, some have improved while others have gone the opposite way; birds of prey have got much commoner, including large one like kites and buzzards, while there are fewer finches and skylarks for instance.
The situation may have improved quite significantly since the 1960s; then, we are facing even more challenges today!