The reason the lapwings ended up in prison is the ground, which is flat with short grass, rich with other plant species, and holds plenty of insects for the growing chicks to eat. Lapwings nest on the ground, and the open, flat spaces allow them to spot would-be predators. The land has never been reseeded, fertilised or treated with chemicals.Good luck to them, and whoooo knows, they may do the prisoners some good?
Because it is an area where no humans tread, it is also free from people who would disturb the birds' new home, the Prison Service adds.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I'm not sure what the story says about modern farming methods.