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, 8 March 2018

Rare exotic birds missing in Dublin after aviary damaged during heavy snowfall

Rachel Farrell
March 4 2018 3:12 PM

Rare exotic birds are on the loose around Dublin after the roof of Marlay Park aviary fell in following heavy snowfall during Storm Emma.

Cockatiels, budgies and colourful kakariki are just some of the birds that escaped from the aviary in the south Dublin park.

Aviary keeper Desmond King manages the aviary on a voluntary basis and described the incident as a “real pity”.

“I set up the aviary about three to four years ago voluntarily. I bought the birds voluntarily at the start. I had my own aviary at home and got in touch with the council for help with setting one up in Marlay Park.

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