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.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

CRUELTY TO BIRDS: 'Savage and sadistic' bird attack in Newquay

Several chickens and ducks have been seriously injured in a "savage and sadistic act of cruelty" in Cornwall, police have said.

One bird was decapitated in the incident in a garden in Hillgrove Street, Newquay.

A number of birds had had their necks twisted in the attack which happened between 21:00 BST on 17 April and 08:30 BST on 18 April.

Two ducks and their 20 incubating eggs were also stolen, police said.

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