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, 27 December 2013

Killer fat threat to wild birds

The RSPB is urging people not to put the leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins outside for the birds.

Many people wrongly believe that cooked turkey fat is as beneficial to birds as lard and suet but it is dangerous for several reasons.

It remains soft even when cooled, meaning it could smear onto birds’ feathers and ruin their water-proofing and insulating qualities.

For more information on better bird feeding options, visit rspb.org.uk/advice

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