As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 29 November 2013

3 volunteer artists help Norfolk zoo protect birds

NORFOLK Artists are using their skills to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.

Three volunteers created artwork using reflective bird tape at the zoo’s tiger pool and otter-gibbon viewing areas.

The Virginia Zoo has been working with Old Dominion University to study the correlation of different patterns of bird tape to bird strikes on windows.

The species of bird that concerns zoo officials is the yellow-rumped warbler. The bird tape will be removed at the end of the month when the birds’ migration period ends.

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