“It is great to welcome back the geese and other migratory birds for their winter stay with us. I also look forward to welcoming our many visiting wildfowlers and of course bumping into the old lags. If you, like me, have already been under the geese I hope you have shared some of my success.
As responsible wildfowlers may I remind everyone that if they witness shooting of, or at, protected species we are under an obligation to report the incident to the police on 101. Our local wildlife crime officer is John Cowan and it is worth asking that your report is drawn to his attention.
Good luck and good fowling!”