Monday, 9 July 2018


The River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust have today heard a report on Facebook that our Swans and Cygnets were under attack. Around 2pm a group of teenage children were seen throwing stones at the birds under the Bailey bridge. Apparently an adult warned them of the consequences but was given a load of abuse.

The Trust would like to warn children and their parents, that causing death or injury to any of our river waterfowl is a serious criminal offence, whether this is caused by an out of control dog or child !  Could result in a £5000 fine or 6 months in jail !

The Trust will have no hesitation in taking any perpetrator of such action to court.
We ask all our 180 members to keep a close eye on our wildlife and report immediately to the Police any criminal action against our birds. You do not need to confront the perpetrators, just use your mobile phone dial 101 and report the incident. The Police will act. 

Swans and Ducks are incredibly vulnerable at this point in time as they have young that cant fly and  are moulting as well. It is the responsibility of all Nairn residents to keep an eye out for these innocent creatures that enhance the Town and give all of us pleasure.

This photo of Penny 8 years ago after she was attacked by an out of control dog at exactly this time of year !  

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