You gotta laugh:
You gotta laugh:
I was going to say an unusual occurrence but apparently not! The hide at Deeping Lakes (S. Lincs) is a popular 'playground', certainly heard some nightmare stories from local birders walking in all kinds of explicit goings on.
Had a similar experience at my local patch earlier this year - not a pretty sight. What was worse was having to stand around in the rain waiting for them to get dressed and disappear!
Make them go out in the rain!
Take photos and send them to your local paper! That'll soon put a stop to the practice, once word gets around
This problem is not restricted to the U.K.
Many of you will know the old tower hide overlooking the lake at Quinta da Lago. This fell into disrepair and was frequently used as place for "amorous activity" - I have been there in the evening when the whole structure was actually moving in unison to the feminine screams of "yes, more, more". It was also often used as a lavatory and I recall visiting in the early morning when the place was disgusting due to the .... and various "items" from the previous night's activities. The hide was replaced with a super two-tier structure which now seems to be being better monitored by the São Laurenço Golf security staff.
What really "takes the biscuit" is the so-called hide (now officially referred to as the "viewing platform") at the south end of Lagoa dos Salgados ("Pêra Marsh") which I also know some of you are familiar with. This was built at a cost of €38,000 of E.U. money. It was intended to be a proper hide with benches and viewing slits. Unfortunately, the adjacent car park serving Praia Grande, and situated between Albufeira and Armaçao de Pera (the two "Blackpools" of the Algarve) is a favourite haunt of the local gay and drug-taking community; male prostitution is rife, and a huge problem there. The local council therefore decided that to build an enclosed structure open to the public was not a good idea since it would create a "cottage" (my interpretation) which would encourage and hide (pun intended) such activities.
The result is that they did not put a front or a back on the "hide", it is just an open box. Even on a calm day it always seems to create a wind through this box and many local birders politely refer to it as "the wind tunnel", while those less polite amongst us (including myself, of course), refer to it as "the back passage"