Are any of ye farming in breeding areas such as areas for wader or curlew? Does it bring about many restrictions to your farming practices? I rent some land a few miles from home and there is quite a stir about breeding curlew. They have been spotted and reported. I have seen them myself but not reported them. Recent forestry applications for over 100 acres were objected to by npws (I think) because of these birds. They went to a hearing and the forestry was refused. I'm just wondering where it leaves the likes of me. I have land on a long term lease. Am I likely to see restrictions as to how I farm down the line?