Birds in the news 11

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Birds in the news 11

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Each week we will be featuring amazing news stories from all corners of the British Isles and around the world about birds in the news. To read the full news story just click on the title of that article.

28th May           BBC News             Red Arrows Hawk jet hit by birds off Anglesey's RAF Valley

RAF red arrowsA Hawk jet was hit by a bird strike after taking part in a Red Arrows display in Anglesey on Thursday.

The aerobatic team had been the star attraction at a Families Day held at RAF Valley.

The aircraft hit was the leader - Red One - but the pilot and an engineer believed to be aboard were unhurt.

Onlookers said the plane was leaving RAF Valley after the display to return to its base in Lincolnshire when the mishap happened.

An RAF spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a Hawk aircraft from the Red Arrows suffered an apparent bird strike in the vicinity of RAF Valley this afternoon.

"The aircraft recovered to Valley safely and will undergo checks from specialist engineers to ascertain if any remedial work is required."

28th May          Reuters          Ivory Coast confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Ivory coast mapIvory Coast has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu last month among backyard birds in the central town of Bouake, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

The outbreak started on April 9 and was confirmed in positive laboratory test results last week, the Paris-based OIE said in a statement, citing information received from the government's veterinary services in Ivory Coast.

The outbreak affected 98 out of 138 susceptible birds at the location and caused the death of 93, it said.

The cause of the outbreak was the introduction of new live animals and contact with wild species.

Each week there are hundreds of amazing stories about birds. If you read or hear about a story that we have not featured then please e-mail us immediately.


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