Is it appropriate for "bird information services" to be openly broadcasting news of singing male Cettis Warblers in the region ?
Whilst its obviously not the breeding season, the species regularly proclaims territory at this time of year.
Given that this is a Schedule 1 breeding species which is yet to become established in our area, i would have thought that none disclosure of information would be the best policy.
I think the people taking these desicions ought to be reminded to think on a bit.
Consider if you will, the lack of respect shown to other rare warblers that may have been prospecting likely breeding sites
eg. Marsh Warblers "trampled" at Herrington CPk (info on these 3 territorial birds was broadcast onto "bird information services" despite discussion & requests to keep it under wraps) & another unfortunate singing Marsh Warbler which was tape lured at Safc Academy Pools over the course of several days.
Theres far too many clueless arse#@?@s "birding" nowadays to allow info like this into the public domain.
At the end of the day, these "bird information services" are businesses in it for a profit - are they realy in the best position to deceide what info gets put out to all & sundry . . .