Thursday February 27 2020



In Full . . .

Where there’s a rabbit . . .

Posted on November 02 2010 at 8:22:53

In response to the letter from Darren Maguire (Village Views, October) about his sighting of birds of prey in Alvechurch, I can most definitely say what he saw was a family of buzzards.

Although once never seen in the West Midlands up until around five or six years ago, they are now regularly seen almost everywhere you can find rabbits, which is usually fields, meadows, woodlands and motorway verges.

There was once a time when, like today, you could find them everywhere, but after much hunting and the outbreak of the viral disease myxomatosis, which killed off their main source of food, they became almost extinct.

Antony Higgins

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