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, 14 September 2014

Seattle housing facility ticketed for bird death

Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:03 PM GDTUpdated: Sep 13, 2014 1:03 PM GDT

SEATTLE (AP) - A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent.

The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said a manager there admitted that maintenance workers in July had "blown out" the vent to remove the birds, which included an adult violet-green swallow and at least three chicks. The adult bird suffered a broken wing and had to be euthanized.

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