Letter: Habitats of Britain's birds are under threat

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Sir: Graham Wynne's article on 10 August highlighted the mounting threat to wildlife from modern farming methods. However, I feel his optimism about 'set-aside' land is sadly at odds in East Anglia.

To a casual observer driving across Lincolnshire, many fields appear to be golden-brown and ripe for harvest. The sad reality is they have often been saturated with weedkiller, turning them into virtual deserts for wildlife.

Perhaps the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds can persuade the Agriculture Minister to outlaw this growing abuse of set- aside policy.

Yours faithfully,

ANN JOHNSON

Stamford, Lincolnshire

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