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 December 2014

Hunter criticised for video guide showing how to kill parakeets in back garden

RSPB is among critics of the video showing how to kill parakeets who have been stealing fruit in London suburbs

3:04PM GMT 02 Dec 2014

The RSPB has criticised a man plagued by parakeets eating his fruit trees for making an online video guide about how to kill them in back gardens.

The video, created by hunter James Marchington for the Fieldsports Channel, shows him shooting ring-necked parakeets after creating a fake bird to entice them.

The clip, named Shooting Parakeets in London, is part of a series of videos providing advice on shooting animals.

According to the online description of the video on YouTube, "The flocks of ring-necked parakeets that ravage the fruit farms and vineyards of the south-east of England are at last under threat.

"They went on the quarry list in 2013. Now they are in the telescopic sights of pest controllers, including the owner of The Bird Table Of Doom himself, James Marchington."

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