Sunday 4 February 2007
Bird Flu does not cross the species barrier to infect humans easily. One of the proven methods is by close contact between children with an existing flu virus infection and waterbird faeces.
This can only occur by serendipity, and is only a marginal possibility, this is a photograph taken today of the Pembroke Mill Pond which has a high coliform load, by swans and other migrating birds in an artificialy high concentration. Children with their parents feed them large quantities of white bread. The birds fight and splash, this close contact between children and migratory wild fowl is an unneccessary risk to us all. This can be easily solved by openning the barrage, and the sluice gates and allowing the ponds to revert to their historicaly tidal cycle. The majority of the swans will then leave.
Posted by Thalia Campbell