Anorak | Bird Watching

Bird Watching

by | 14th, January 2004

‘“WHAT have pheasants ever done to you?”

‘I always found Phil to be a pheasant plucker’

That is the question being directed towards the royal estate at Sandringham by a 10-year-old girl, who remains anonymous, probably for fear of dreadful reprisals.

The Telegraph sees another letter from one of the pupils at St George’s Middle School, situated about a mile from the Queen’s Norfolk home.

“I saw birds spiralling our of the sky and being carried off in the mouths of dogs,” it reports. “Some of the birds were left badly hurt to die.”

Another letter, fully reproduced in the paper, runs: “We are disgusted that hunters were out shooting wildlife in front of our eyes at playtime…It is not right that schoolchildren should have to witness this unfortunate event.”

The unsigned letter is

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