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Neighbour killing birds

Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
3 Sep 2013 3:50PM
I eventually had enough and reported him, the police have just been to to see me and they have said they do not believe me, he looks far to respectable Smile Smile
Gypsyman 10 690 England
3 Sep 2013 4:07PM
Paul. does that mean you do not look respectable, you will have to catch his acts on camera. and report him to thr RSPB.
pulsar69 17 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:12PM
What and how is he killing them ?
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
3 Sep 2013 4:15PM
Harold Shipman looked respectable.................GrinGrinGrin
puertouk 9 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 4:48PM
The law is too busy to worry about a few birds being killed. You're lucky if the police will come round if your house gets burgled. Tell him you're going to keep an eye on him and will take photographs of him and report it to the RSPB.
keith selmes 17 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:03PM

Quote:Neighbour killing birds
Did they stop laying ? We used to eat ours when they stopped laying. Or is this an August 12th joke ?
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 5:34PM

Quote:Or is this an August 12th joke

shouldn't that be a Grouse? Smile
Andy_Cundell 10 1.1k 5 England
3 Sep 2013 7:25PM
Use your camera on RAW and write the images straight to a disk without any manipulation at can then be used in court!
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Sep 2013 7:55PM
They can be used in court even if you took a series of jpgs and printed them on photo copier paper.
lawbert 14 1.8k 15 England
3 Sep 2013 8:42PM
Whats he killing Paul? Garden birds..Sparrows, finches etc?
Hows he killing them....airgun? baiting seed with poison?
podgod 17 514 3 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 10:01PM
Contact the police and ask to speak to the wildlife crime officer, these tend to take this a bit more seriously than the general officers who have all sorts crossing their desks
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
3 Sep 2013 10:10PM

Quote:What and how is he killing them ?

Using an air rifle, it got it much with pellets bouncing around everywhere, its mostly wood pigeons but I believe it could be other birds as well.

And before you say wood pigeons are a pest, remember I live in a built up area with houses, pavements and main roads, I`m not camping in the wilderness Smile
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Sep 2013 10:36PM
Even firing an air rifle in your garden can cause you to break the law. If the pellets fall beyond your boundary or you are stood within 50ft of the centre line of a public highway. It doesn't matter if you are shooting at a target or pigeon.
3 Sep 2013 10:41PM
Paul, can you get a cheap CCTV set up to get proof?, then (as Gypsyman said) report him to the RSPB (and BTO and even RSPCA)...good work man!Smile
Big Bri 20 16.7k United Kingdom
3 Sep 2013 11:27PM
Wood pigeons are indeed pests, and if they're in your garden I would have thought you were not in too built up an area. Is he eating them? Getting clean kills? If so, it wouldn't bother me. Domestic cats are far worse.

However, if he is genuinely shooting dangerously, then that needs to be stopped. There are lots of responsible shooters who just get a bad name from people like that....

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