A departure from the normal blog, I wanted to bring to your attention this website and the work they do to protect birds here's a link to there website http://m.komitee.de/en/homepage. And below is extract, but there are plenty more terrible stories of killings of birds please take time to look.
The last survivor of a flock of 18 White Storks on Malt is now presumed dead. The birds arrived two weeks ago together with 27 others, but soon after arriving poachers begin shooting at the flock, killing all adult birds which were leading the flock on their way south. Without the leadership of experienced adult birds, the remaining juveniles were disoriented and appear to have been taken out one by one. CABS are offering a €5000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and convictions of any of the Stork killers.
and how it should be.
I hate the mindless killing of birds, there is a mindset that its ok to do this, its got to stop? CABS are a small organisation and if you want to make a difference and help stop this you can, by going to there home page and make a donation.