Pigeons Trapped in Tottenham
A North London bird activist has slammed the condition of railway bridge netting where two pigeons were found dead and young birds were trapped. The dilapidated netting in question is to be found under the bridge in Whitehall Street.
The decomposing pigeons were found dead on June 29 and days later Network Rail pinned up those sections of the net that were hanging loose.
But the dead pigeons were not removed and young birds were imprisoned as adult birds dive-bombed the net to try and free them.
Bird activist Anita Lincoln, 72, said: “I’m absolutely appalled. I don’t think the netting could have been replaced for 20 or 30 years. It’s hanging off and in other parts totally unfixed.
“There are two dead birds in there and other birds that seem to be stuck, confused and don’t know how to get out.” Mrs. Lincoln has demanded that the netting be removed.
Network Rail returned again on July 4 with the RSPCA.
A spokesman said: “Existing netting has been repaired as an intermediary measure but it will be completely replaced within a month. We’re mindful of this person’s complaint and we made sure we got the RSPCA down there.”