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.

Wednesday 8 January 2014

RSPB says crimes against birds are on the rise across the region

Bird crime is rising across the south, the RSPB has revealed.

The organisation says persecution of British birds is on the increase across the region – with its investigations unit dealing with 44 incidents in 2012 compared with 40 in 2011.

Among the incidents include the poisoning of two buzzards in Hampshire.

They were poisoned with the banned pesticide Alphachloralose, which has been illegal since 2008.

Investigations into the poisonings are still ongoing and the RSPB was unable to confirm the area of the county the crimes took place.

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