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 4 March 2019

Bird carcasses found 'pegged up' in suspected wildlife poisoning effort in Derry

Police say popular poisons used for wildlife crime are toxic to humans and potentially fatal to children
20 hours ago 
An investigation into potential wildlife poisoning has been launched by police after the carcasses of game birds were discovered “pegged up” in Londonderry.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said that the birds were left in the Victoria Road area “in order to poison wildlife”.
Posting an image of the dead birds on its Foyle Facebook page, the force appealed for information in the investigation.
It said the carcasses and raw meat were being examined to find out “what surprises” had been left on them.  
In its latest bird crime report, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds(RSPB) confirmed five cases of bird persecution in Northern Ireland in 2017, including one incident in Londonderry.

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