Birds shot for sport?

I HAVE noticed for several years the gradual decrease of our spring migrant birds.

I have not seen a single swallow, swift or house martin.

It cannot be the weather.

I have formed the opinion many have been shot, since in Italy and Malta they have the spring shoot, where anything that flies is shot for sport.

I wonder what they will shoot when all their helpless targets have all been obliterated? Clay pigeons perhaps?

Iain Cameron

West View Drive,