Throughout our collective experience under the consent decree, Derb and the "darkside" have continued to publish statements aimed not only at their supporters but the media as well. Always they claim that the results of the court sanctioned consent decree are outstanding with increased nesting etc. They also skew data relevant to the economic impact on the Islands and claim that its minimal which is utter horse-poop. Whats been interesting, even mildly encouraging, is that some in the media have begun to see through the "spin" and are beginning to openly question the validity of Derb's tripe. In spite of this, I'm still confident that we'll have more of the same at the end of this season.
But I'm curious Derb, what are you going to say this time? Its mid May 2010 and plover numbers are down this year. Already two nests have been lost to...wait for it...storms and predation. Did I mention that Oystercatchers haven't increased this year from last and in fact they have lost a pair of nests also, already?