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.

Tuesday 25 August 2015

ASBO handed to woman, 70, for feeding seagulls

By North Devon Journal | Posted: August 24, 2015

Rose Rodell

A COUNCIL in Devon has taken the unusual step of slapping an ASBO on a pensioner for feeding bread to seagulls.

The 70-year-old has been banned from feeding seagulls and all other birds in her home town but the local council banned her after complaints from some residents.

East Devon lady Rose Rodell has fed various birds at her local park and cemetery for years and has launched a legal bid to get the order overturned in court.

But now she has even been threatened with eviction from her council home if she continues feeding the gulls, pigeons and doves.

Rose believes that concerns raised from big hoteliers in Sidmouth town about the "flying rats" are behind her "victimisation" from the council.

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