Friday, 23 July 2010
Acceptable food waste?
This evening we walked across a field that had recently been vined for it's crop of peas. At first sight as we walked towards the field it appeared that what a few days ago had been a field full of pea plants had been turned in to a barren wasteland covered in the remnants of that crop. As we drew closer it became apparent that a large number of birds where present in the field. The vining operation hadn't quite managed to clear the field with 100% efficiency as pods of peas could be seen amongst the remnants of the crop. I could see Crows, Lapwing, Wood Pigeon, a few Gulls and a pair of Snipe. Whether all these particular birds where feasting on the leftovers I don't know but some local wildlife will benefit. Much is said in the press about our wasting of food but on this occasion I think some food waste was acceptable,