Wildlife lover and friend of the Brownhills Blog Sarah Brooks has been in touch and asked me to feature this grizzly and shocking find on the blog. I’m glad to do so, as the mindless, destructive scum who shoot wildlife like this deserve our scorn. Sarah had found a Snipe, shot dead near Aldridge Church on 6th March 2012. Snipe are not very common birds in these parts and I can’t imagine, other than pure devilment, why anyone would want to kill such a bird. I note that Graham Evans, on Chasewater Wildlife Group’s daily diary, records a pair of the birds at Chasewater last weekend (18th March 2012).
Sarah has informed the RSPB and police. Please, if you know who’s shooting birds in this way, please ask them to stop. It’s not big, not clever and can only harm the environment in the long run.