Save Our Song Birds

Posted by admin - February 16, 2011

According to the Facebook group 'Save Our Song Birds', their site has been:

Save Our Song Birds

"...setup to highlight the damaging effect the Bird of Prey population is having on our songbirds in the UK. Birds of Prey have been increasing in numbers for years, whereas the song bird popualtion has been deteriorating. Gone are the days where my garden was full of Blue Tits, Chaffinches, Wrens etc. This site is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of the songbirds in this country."

What is immediately striking is the special blame being placed on Birds of Prey, what about all the other birds and animals which the shooting industry usally blame? Even odder is their photo gallery consists of pictures of dead or injuried pigeons. To the best of our knowledge pigeons are not classed as song birds.

Anyway the creator of the 'Save Our Song Birds' site kindly included a link to his own song bird website (pictured right).

Are pigeons song birds?

Yes we thought they were strange looking song birds too.

A quick check of the six moderators of 'Save Our Song Birds' reveals that all, including Richard Shepherd its creator, are pigeon fanciers.

Now most people can appreciate having your prize racing pigeon, or any pigeon for that matter, killed by a bird of prey must be very upsetting. However, misleading the public on the true motive behind 'Save Our Song Birds' is truly appalling, in fact it is worthy of Songbird Survival.

Note: There are several groups called 'Save Our Song Birds' on Facebook, not all are anti-bird of prey or anti-corvid. For example, Save Our Song Birds!!! is worth supporting.

Tags: Save Our Song Birds, Pigeon Fanciers

Michael White on February 16, 2011, 22:23:05
I can't believe how many people were taken in by this on Facebook. It seems they believe anything which they've read in the press.

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