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 4 April 2019

Darlington activists tear down developers’ netting after trapped bird dies

Ben Webster, Environment Editor
March 21 2019, 12:01am, The Times
Wildlife campaigners have ripped down nets covering trees and hedges in a backlash against a practice being used by developers to prevent birds nesting.
More than 24,000 people in the past two days have signed a petition on the parliament website calling for netting hedges to be made a criminal offence. The petition organisers say that the practice “threatens declining species of birds, presents a danger by entrapment to wildlife and produces large amounts of plastic waste”.
Developers sometimes cover trees and hedges to ensure that nesting birds do not delay their building plans.

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