It has recently come to my attention that certain individuals saw it fit to climb over the fence into Eastfields Farm and look for/get better views of the long-staying Black Redstart that had been present. I will add that the majority of birders didn't and patiently waited for the bird to show.
I have spent a number of years building up a rapport with a number of the farmers, land-owners and residents around my patch and I don't wish for this to be undone by a few selfish individuals. Not only is it making a mockery of peoples private property it can also disturb/put up the bird thus not enabling the next birders who come along to see it.
If such behaviour happens in future on my patch I will no longer forward the news of any scarce birds I may find to the relevant news services and I will not put any site details on my blog.
I spoke to one individual who said he was thinking of jumping the fence earlier this week. I asked him not to explaining the aforementioned points, only to hear from another fellow birder that this person had said he had climbed in and gone round the back of the buildings.
There is no room for selfish b***rds on my patch and I will tolerate them no longer.