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Some dangerous netting remains

Some of us have been a little bit worried about this pair this week; as they were getting awfully close to some dangerous netting. Four Kittiwakes were trapped on this building last year; two fatally. Sadly the owners made no changes and a risk remains of further trappings this season. A dead Kittiwake still remains from last year on the roof.

Dangerous netting was removed from three other buildings that were involved in last years unfortunate events, where Kittiwakes became trapped in anti-bird netting.

“We wonder why the owners of this building did not make any changes following the four trapped birds in 2018”?

Should anyone find a trapped or injured Kittiwake this season, please
contact the RSPCA’s 24-hour cruelty and advice helpline on 0300 1234 999.

To help officers locate birds in trouble explaining where they can be viewed from is very useful.