Wanstead Flats has some new signs round it. One fewer, currently, than it used to have, but still quite a lot, in a rough circle surrounding the grasslands where the Skylarks and Meadow Pipits nest. Ideally we would have a fence, and landmines, but there you go. Anyhow, the signs that haven't been ripped down are on five foot high poles, are about A3 size, and very clearly point out that there are ground-nesting birds, and that dogs should not be allowed to roam freely during the period March to August. For anyone who can't read, that's right now. Oh, that was a bit pointless wasn't it?
The people below don't read. Or at least I don't think they can. The person in the bottom left had a good long look at the sign, and carried on, probably wondering why there was an image of a dog. The people in the bottom right asked if I had seen a Kestrel, leading me to believe they know what birds are. The person top right never took his eyes off the ground, so we clearly need lettering painted on the paths, and the people top left had five plus dogs between them and did a whole circuit possibly walking past every sign there is. A shame that they are all illiterate. Or perhaps it's that they can read and they don't give a shit?
Come on people, sort it out! You are the last bastion of selfishness. You don't have the God-given right you think you do, and if you could graciously go and walk your dogs on the playing fields rather than right through the middle of the closest breeding Skylarks to central London that would be much appreciated. Next time I'll go for close-ups of your faces so we can all see who you are. You know I can do it.