30 May '14, 9am

A whole new story about birds and the England football team from @birdbrickhouses

A whole new story about birds and the England football team from @birdbrickhouses

You’d be surprised how much we have in common with the England football team. Unlocking a winning formula for getting integral bird and bat boxes installed into new builds during construction, remains an enigma to rival Rooney and co’s capricious efforts at recent World Cup tournaments. All right – no more clumsy football analogies. It’s frustrating though - the RSPB has been pushing for a one-for-one policy i.e. at least one bat or bird box per new dwelling to be adopted throughout the UK. This has been adopted by a few local councils and a couple of counties in England. It’s been policy for one Welsh council for five years. Sounds like the right direction of travel and it is. But scratch beneath the surface and you find there’s a pitiful lack of follow through / regulation – there are no checks to ensure boxes have actually been fitted, so fitting of boxes doesn’t always...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/whole-new-story-about-birds-...

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