Reactions to signs about disturbance

We have recently featured information about signs erected at sites where Curlews and other ground-nesting birds may breed, and where there is a potential for ramblers and dog-walkers, if they stray from the footpaths, to disturb the nesting birds. It is good to see that most visitors respect the signs, and that local newspapers have echoed the concern:
Article in Malvern Gazette

We plan to erect additional signs at other sensitive sites used by the public in the Severn and Avon Vales in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Experience at these and other sites suggest that the birds can nest successfully once they become used to visitors (and especially their dogs) keeping to the marked paths.

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