from correspondent in Germany:

I realised, that the situation was out of control in Germany. At work I had applications for removal of House Martin nests (I work in the department of Species Conservation of the city of Berlin), veterinarians closed down our wild bird rescue station, and I was asked, whether children still could play in parks. In eastern Germany the first White Stork nests are to be removed, and in one state in SW-Germany a law to shot down ervery strange flying bird is in serious discussion.