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.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

BIRD RESCUE: Sparrowhawk trapped inside Bolton furniture factory

6:00am Thursday 13th March 2014 in News


A BOLTON factory has attracted an employee with a difference — a female sparrowhawk.

The bird flew into the premises of Heightvale Ltd on Monday morning as it chased a pigeon in through a goods delivery door.

The pigeon evaded its talons and the falcon could not find its way out again.

Staff at the factory on the Spa Road Industrial Estate, near the town centre, have been trying to free the bird by offering it chunks of meat, but have so far been unsuccessful.

Yesterday, experts from North Wales Bird Trust’s Lancashire hub in Rossendale visited the factory to try to free it.


Business development manager James White, from the building contractor firm, said: “We’re trying to get the bird out, but we don’t want it to get frightened or agitated.

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