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, 16 October 2014

Noisy cockerel gets 'bird ASBO' because his early morning calls wound up owners' neighbours


Husband and wife Philip and Caroline Sutcliffe received orders to silence their cockerel after neighbours in Eyam, Derbyshire, complainted about his morning wake up calls
Yahoo News – Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Noisy: Willy, Britain's first 'ASBO cockerel'. (SWNS)

Willy the noisy cockerel has been given a ‘bird ASBO’ - after his early morning crowing drew complaints from his owners’ neighbors.

Husband and wife Philip and Caroline Sutcliffe received orders to silence their cockerel after neighbours in Eyam, Derbyshire, complained about his morning wake up calls.

The noisy bird lives on the couple's idyllic village farm with his chicken friends, but left his owners served with a noise abatement notice when one neighbour took action against his unmissable call.

The couple have been told they either stop the bird crowing before 8am, or get rid of him by October 19.

Mr and Mrs Sutcliffe claim they have tried everything to pinch the crow's cries in the early hours, including keeping him in the dark and in a small space, but to no avail.


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