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Yes lots of Marsh Harriers... maybe they should be shot!!! As far as I can see the wildlife on the Broads is as rich and diverse as at any point in my lifetime (I was born here). A natural balance seems to have been largely restored by allowing some predators back and sorting some issues like habitat and pollution. That has been helped by some legislation and is also a feather in the cap of the BA. In my opinion the conservation bodies have a mixed record. Some have been excellent both at their aims whilst facilitating other people and activities. Others have been exclusive, self centred and myopic.
This message was edited by Harlequin on Apr-27-17 @ 1:05 PM
The effects that otters have on the fish population was clearly demonstrated about 3 years ago when there was an explosion of prymnesium between West Somerton and Potter Heigham. There were massive numbers of dead fish lining both banks. The fish varied in size from small fry to large bream and pike. It's not that the otters were eating all the fish, its' that the fishermen are incapable of catching them.