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.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Thefts of budgies, canaries and finches increase

March 2014: The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit have issued a warning to bird breeders that thieves are targeting budgerigars, canaries and finches

The National Theft Register reports that during the last two years there has been an ever developing series of small bird thefts. In recent months the pattern continues with over 40 separate burglaries comprising of hundreds of birds valued at many thousands of pounds.

The perpetrators are mainly targeting areas in the Midlands and the South and research potential premises thoroughly and come equipped to transport the birds away.

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