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Turkey fat warning to East Lancashire bird feeders

THE RSPB is warning that cooked turkey fat is extremely dangerous to birds.

Many people put the leftover contents of Christmas dinner roasting tins outside, wrongly believing that it is as beneficial to birds as other fats like lard and suet.

They pour the fat on to bird tables or mix it with seed thinking it will give birds energy and nutrients.

But the wildlife charity is warning that it could actually kill them as it remains soft even when cooled, meaning it could smear on to birds’ feathers and ruin their water-proofing and insulating qualities.

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10:26am Fri 21 Dec 12

VainDM says...

Would that not be cannibalistic??
Would that not be cannibalistic?? VainDM
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2:07pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Wishingwell says...

I know quite a few people who do this but we have never seen birds rolling around on the bird table in it, they just eat it.
Is there any proper science behind this article?
I know quite a few people who do this but we have never seen birds rolling around on the bird table in it, they just eat it. Is there any proper science behind this article? Wishingwell
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7:36pm Fri 21 Dec 12

ste.g says...

Wishingwell wrote:
I know quite a few people who do this but we have never seen birds rolling around on the bird table in it, they just eat it.
Is there any proper science behind this article?
bet its a woman
[quote][p][bold]Wishingwell[/bold] wrote: I know quite a few people who do this but we have never seen birds rolling around on the bird table in it, they just eat it. Is there any proper science behind this article?[/p][/quote]bet its a woman ste.g
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