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Old Tuesday 12th October 2004, 03:05   #1
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Post Bird nest thefts at record UK low

Good news and bad news concerning the state of British birds: Bird nests theft at UK record low
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Jays, cats and magpies are more law-abiding than ever before!
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what about stoats/weasels, foxes, farm machinery and the worst one of all - the british weather! - seems birds are still going to suffer no matter what, but thats nature for you!
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Posts: 5,962 is the source of this news - "the sharp decrease in the number of nest robberies is because seven egg collectors have gone to prison".

The rest of the report isn't so good - "But the RSPB says another and grimmer record was also broken, with 16 rare red kites dying after being poisoned.

Its Birdcrime 2003 report documents 560 crimes against wild birds during the year, many involving birds of prey.

The report lists 143 cases of shooting and destruction of birds of prey, and a total of 91 cases of illegal poisoning.

So let's not get too carried away with the good news; those guys that were imprisoned may start to get bored "going straight"!

There is a long way to go....

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