Sunday, 23 May 2010

Nest boxes destroyed

Three of the nest boxes built and put up by children from Begbrook school were destroyed on Friday night. The children who built the boxes had only been out to the valley a couple of weeks ago and were so pleased when they saw their nest boxes being used. I guess they'll be devastated when they are told what has happened.

One other nest box has also been vandalised so that it can no longer be used by nesting birds. All three of the destroyed nest boxes had baby blue tits or long tailed tits in and the parents were feeding the young. All of the babies have died, or should we say murdered.

Have a look at a live webcam from another blue tit box to show what should be happening in the next boxes that have been destroyed.
Makes you feel sick doesn't it?


andy-s said...

Why would anyone do this? What is wrong with (some) people? I'm utterly disgusted.

Susan A. said...

This is such a sad story. How do you explain to a child that their are people who do this for kicks.
I found our birdbox full of baby bluetits on the ground this morning. (cat?) My 11 year old son was so upset as was I.