I've been asked by the landowner at Over Norton to pass on a message for twitchers going for the Little Bunting. He's a bit displeased at the behaviour of some twitchers, and has asked that birders are instructed not to leave the public footpath or enter the copse, and strictly not to touch the feeders present.
Apparently people have been emptying the feeders to scatter seed on
the track, to attract the Bunting down for better views. This has
annoyed the landowner, who already scatters 5 kg of food on the track
daily. The feeders are there to maintain constant
food as part of a scientific project. Removing food from the
feeders interferes with this project, and is causing annoyance (as is
the trespass into the copse to reach the feeders).
Twitchers are also spending a long time at the feeding station, which
is causing further disturbance to the project. Although a public
footpath, strictly speaking the landowner can ask people to move on if
they are causing an obstruction, but would rather
that visiting birders simply stuck to the path, moved on quickly after
seeing the bird, and didn't interfere with the feeders.