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 1 September 2014

'Total carnage' as 18 budgies trampled to death by sick thugs in bird massacre

By Sam Rkaina

15 eggs were smashed and one bird was even drowned in bleach during the vicious killing spree

A heartbroken pensioner has slammed the sick thugs who massacred his beloved budgies.

The vandals broke into 85-year-old widower Jim Shepherd's shed and began a vicious killing spree, trampling seven birds and 11 chicks to death and smashing 15 eggs.

Jim discovered the horror when he went in to check on his birds - some of which had been stamped into the floor and one was even drowned in bleach in the sink.

The pensioner, a budgie breeder for 60 years, said: "It was just total carnage. I can't see why anyone would get a thrill out of killing these poor innocent birds.

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