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Judy Stolz from France. 'I worry about the birds when I am in bed. I was an RSPB member and heard about the camp from their website. I saw depletion of birds where I live and got saddened. Rather than just give money I wanted to act.  You learn so much from other people, meeting a veriety of ages, and talents and learning from them. -- I dont agree with being agressive to the hunters, we have to try and work with them. They are telling you to go, and having talked to quite a few I am interested to see how they work.  It is very hard to change the attitude. One said he liked to eat quail, he knew all the birds, and said he had been to Somerset (in the UK) to shoot the geese. This is a big moment on their calendar, like Christmas or Easter. They do have hunting in France, in fact my neighbour hunts, and I have been to Cyprus but this is the worst place. They are not as agressive and destructie as here. You almost feel like crying.' Under EU leglislation, hunting or trapping birds in spring is illegal but the government of Malta, which joined the EU in 2004, allows hunting of turtle dove and quail at this time of year. Some 170 species of bird pass over Malta during the spring and autumn migration periods. Hunters regularly shoot other species including birds of prey which are stuffed for private collection. Spring Watch Malta is a conservation camp run by BirdLife Malta, a non-profit which lobbies against bird hunting in the country. In 2012, fifty volunteers from across Europe converged on a tourist hotel in Bugibba in northern Malta and fanned out to track migrating bir