Birds used for target practice

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CRUEL gunmen shot birds for fun in front of horrified onlookers.

Witnesses say one gull was shot and thrown up in the air repeatedly and used for target practice, three shots were fired at a Red-Breasted Merganser, and a small bird was shot and killed near the water’s edge at Glasson Marsh.

A group of three men were seen on Glasson Marsh shooting indiscriminately at birds on January 31.

Lancaster District Birdwatching Society and Morecambe Bay Wildfowling Association have both condemned the incident.

PC Antony Marsh said: “Glasson Marsh is a unique location and is popular with bird watchers and widely used by legitimate wildfowlers.

“We are working closely with these groups to identify these irresponsible and cruel individuals.

See The Visitor (21-02-12) for full story.