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.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Christmas continues in Cramlington after blackbird lays eggs in tree

Cramlington Town Council can not take down their Christmas tree because a bird has laid three eggs in it

A Northumberland town council has been left stumped after a blackbird took up residence in their Christmas tree.

The 12 days of Christmas may be long gone but the message appears to have missed the squatter in Cramlington which laid its eggs just before the tree was due to be taken down.

The bird and her three eggs have left council officials at a loss after they were discovered just as staff were about the remove the tree from outside Concordia Leisure Centre in theNorthumberland town.

After consulting the RSPB, the town council has been forced to tell irritated residents that there is nothing they can do about the tree.

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