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, 17 May 2018

Angry birds chase tourists at National Trust attraction

Visitors are being warned to give the Canada geese a wide berth as they have a 'territorial outlook'

Zara Whelan
20:23, 1 MAY 2018

A pair of “confrontational” Canada geese at Erddig have prompted a safety warning after the birds were spotted chasing visitors.

The aggressive North American birds have chosen to nest in the 1,200-acre gardens on the Wrexham estate,

Bosses at the National Trust owned property are urging people to stay away from the nesting pair, which are displaying a “territorial outlook”.

A sign has been erected in the gardens warning visitors to “take care” due to “confrontational geese”, with a Facebook post on the official Erddig page asking that “people give them some space for their safety- and also yours.”

With it’s leafy forest, manicured lawns and impressive water features it seems like the perfect spot for the geese to build a nest.

But with the historical estate attracting around 25,000 visitors a year, it’s far from ideal.

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